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Nimitz / Plane Crash #71847

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 1981
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(Studio) Crash of Marine Corp jet landing on carrier Nimitz last night reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Jacksonville, Florida) Details of tragedy examined; casualty statistics listed on screen, photos shown. Condition of injured outlined; GAO recalled criticizing aircraft carriers' firefighting capabilities in report 2 years ago. Details given; statistics with regard to Nimitz outlined. [Captain Sam FLYNN - notes degree of difficulty in landing on carriers.]
REPORTER: John McWethy (WLTV film/tape)

(Studio) Nimitz recalled returning home to Norfolk, Virginia, last year after prolonged duty at sea due to Iran hostage crisis.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
REPORTER: Max Robinson

McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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