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Nimitz / Plane Crash #71870

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 28, 1981
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(Studio) Return of USS Nimitz to home port of Norfolk, Virginia, following recent crash of plane and ensuing explosion reported; body of 1 crewman said still not recovered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Norfolk, Virginia) Continuing investigation of crash 2 nights ago examined; films, photos shown. [Vice admiral George KINNEAR - describes plane's attempted landing.] No. of AE-6 planes crashing in past 18 mos. noted. [Witness Jeff KIMBRELL - describes scene.] Extent of damage outlined. [Admiral Byron FULLER - says the Nimitz is not damaged significantly.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Norfolk, Virginia) Response here to return to the carrier noted; films shown. [Kurt GIBSON - acknowledges that his nephew was killed.] [CREWMAN, Jack MILSTEAD, Lydell NEWBY, Mark ROMANO - describe scene, criticize plan to send Nimitz back out so soon.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Gregory, Bettina;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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