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Miami, Florida / Seaplane Crash / McCaughey, Francis Interviews #812522

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 19, 2005
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(Studio: John King) Report introduced.

(Miami: John Zarrella) The developing story of the crash in Florida of a commercial seaplane featured; amateur video {repeatedly} shown of the flying boat breaking up & crashing after taking off; scenes shown of the dive rescue operation; details given about the Chalk's Ocean Airways Grumman G73 plane. [Two WITNESSES, Miami Beach fire department Chief Floyd JORDAN†, Coast Guard OFFICIAL - describe what happened to the plane.] The carrier's safety record discussed.

(Studio: John King) Live telephone interview held with seaplane pilot Steve McCaughey† about the mallard plane; multiple screen video shown. [From Eureka, California, voice of McCAUGHEY - analyzes the crash video that indicates a wing failure; comments on the safety record of the aircraft & Chalk's airline; outlines safety routines on a seaplane that operates on water.]

(Studio: John King) Live interview held with former NTSB vice chairman Robert Francis about the plane crash; slow motion video of the crash {repeatedly} shown. [FRANCIS†- outlines the course the investigation will take; doubts there will be a sophisticated data recorder on this old plane; expects TSA security measures would apply to a commercial seaplane.]

King, John;
Zarrella, John

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