ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 1980
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(Studio) No. of near-collisions due to computer breakdowns controlling air traffic last year noted; congress subcommittee reported investigating problem.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(San Francisco, California) Performance of air traffic control center's IBM computer system during last 13 mos. here cited; details given. [PASS pres. Howard JOHANNSSEN - comments on conditions of system, FAA.) Recommendations of specialists, and FAA's response outlined. [Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Gerald THOMPSON - comments.] General situation summarized.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
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