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Spain / Plane Collision #82462

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 07, 1983
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(Studio) Death toll so far from on-ground collision of planes in Madrid, Spain, reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(No location given) Circumstances surrounding collision of Iberia Air Lines and Aviaco planes examined; details illustrated on screen, films shown. [Voice of SURVIVOR - describes ordeal.] Spanish pilots' union criticism of airport's capabilities for handling ground traffic in such weather mentioned.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Crash of Colombian plane at Madrid airport 11 days ago recalled; films shown. World's worst air accident, at Canary Island airport in March 1977, noted occurring at facility also under Spanish control; similarities between that collision and today's outlined. ["Airport International" ed. Richard WHITAKER - notes implications of two such similar accidents.] Investigation's conclusions about Tenerife accident discussed; lack of special radar at Madrid's airport considered.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Dale, Al;
Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter

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