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Lexington, Kentucky / Plane Crash / Air Traffic Control #837775

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The investigation into Sunday's crash of a Comair plane at the airport in Lexington, Kentucky, updated.

(Reagan National Airport: Lisa Stark) The problem of the shortage of air traffic controllers at the nation's small airports as evidenced by the Lexington crash examined; scenes shown from the Kentucky crash site. [NTSB member Deborah HERSMAN†- says we will look at all facilities.] [FAA administrator Marion BLAKEY†- defines the controller's responsibility.] List shown of seven airports with controller staffing violations. [Senator Charles SCHUMER - questions the FAA.] [Retired Lexington air traffic controller Scott ZOECKLER†- says the "bodies" should have been hired.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The condition of the sole survivor of the crash noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa

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