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A Closer Look (How Vulnerable) #835946

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at terrorism, bombs & modern-day airplanes introduced. {Note: local weather bulletin on screen.}

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The extent of the vulnerability of airplanes to on-board bombs examined; details recalled {with video shown} of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 in 1985 & the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 & of the 1986 TWA Flight 840 & the 1994 Philippine Airlines Flight 434, which survived bomb damage. [Consultant John NANCE - says a plane will not automatically crash.] [Security consultant Jeff BEATTY†- describes the conditions under which a plane may survive a bomb.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) A special edition of "Primetime" noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Thomas, Pierre

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