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Security Watch (Airplanes & Missiles) #778007

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Frank Buckley) The concern about the use of shoulder-launched missiles against airplanes examined; details given about the missile attack on an Israeli plane flight out of Mombasa, Kenya, in November 2002; scenes shown from an Al Qaeda training video in which terrorists launched a missile against a plane in Baghdad, Iraq. [Arkia Flight 582 pilot Rafi MAREK†- recalls the sound of missiles almost hitting the plane; recounts a jet checking out his plane.] [Rand Corp. Jack RILEY†- says this kind of attack is possible; cites the practical reality since the technology is not there.] The legislative proposal for installing missile defenses on commercial airliners recalled & a Rand Corp. study on the cost of missile defense noted. [Senator Barbara BOXER - says planes can be protected.] [Air Line Pilots Assn. Capt. Paul RICE†- downplays concerns.]

Brown, Aaron;
Buckley, Frank

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