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New York, New York / Ferry Accident #739848

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced; problems acknowledged.

(New York: Dan Harris) The investigation into the accident yesterday in which the Staten Island ferry struck the pier examined; details given about assistant captain Richard Smith†, who was unconscious at the helm just before the crash & tried to commit suicide after the accident; diagram shown of the approach to the ferry landing; scenes shown of the damaged boat. [Eyewitness Frank CORCHADO†- describes what happened.] [Smith's neighbor Cheryl SYVERTSON†- describes what happened to Smith.] [NTSB Ellen ENGLEMAN†- comments on the investigation.] [Victim's wife O.C. ROBINSON - recalls his last words.]

Jennings, Peter;
Harris, Dan

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