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US-China Relations / Crew Homecoming / Osborn #716395

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 2001
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The homecoming for the US crew of the EP-3 plane that had been on Hainan Island, China, featured; scenes shown of arrival ceremonies at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. [US Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Thomas FARGO - welcomes the crew.] [Mission commander Lt. Shane OSBORN; Nebraska, Osborn's mother Diane OSBORN - comment.] [President BUSH - says this kind of incident does not advance our relations with China.] [Chinese foreign ministry ZHANG Qiyue - (thru translator) says China urges the US to stop spying activities.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer; Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii: Mike Boettcher) The debriefing of the crew & the issue of psychological damage to the crew members discussed.

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Norfolk, Nebraska: Jeff Flock) The reaction of Osborn's parents to the crew's return to the US featured; scenes shown of the crew arriving in Hawaii. [Diane & Doug OSBORN - react to the heroes' homecoming.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) New details based on interviews with the crew about the collision of the EP-3 & the Chinese jet reviewed; photos shown of the Chinese jet planes. [President BUSH - says the US aircraft was in international air space.] Animated diagram shown of the planes colliding; details given of the options considered by pilot Osborn after the accident.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Boettcher, Mike;
Flock, Jeff;
McIntyre, Jamie

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