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Asia / Tsunami / Helicopter Crash / McDonald Interview #777519

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jan 09, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Banda Aceh, Indonesia: John King) The crash in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, of a US Navy Seahawk helicopter on a relief mission in the tsunami zone featured; scenes shown of the wreckage; details given of possible causes, including mechanical failure, weather or ground fire.

(Studio: Carol Lin) New video from Eksklusif Metro TV of the wave inundating Banda Aceh shortly after the earthquake shown. Live telephone interview held with Navy Cmdr. Mark McDonald† about the helicopter crash. [From Utapao, Thailand, voice of McDONALD – says hostile fire has been ruled out as a cause; comments on the crew’s injuries; talks about a temporary suspension in the relief mission.]

Lin, Carol;
King, John

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