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Washington, DC / Air Crash Aftermath #74417

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 18, 1982
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(Studio) Raising of tail section of Air Florida plane that crashed in Potomac River reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Scenes of section's recovery shown. Absence of vital recorders reported Recorders said found in river, but not yet retrieved. [Air Traffic Safety Bd. Francis McADAMS - speaks of importance of recorders.] January 13 tape shown. Theodore Smolen considered possibly the hero, who disregarded his own safety for others and lost his life. Arland Williams also thought possibly the hero. Kelly Duncan reported released from hospital. Her rescue shown. Duncan quoted with regard to giving up career as attendant. Photos shown.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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