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Eastern Plane Incident #84667

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 1983
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(Studio) Eastern airlines flight reported losing all 3 engines over Atlantic Ocean; details given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Miami, Florida) Details of incident examined. [PASSENGERS - describe experience.] FAA's account of situation illustrated on screen, discussed. [Voices of Miami tower CONTROL and Coast GUARD - anticipate plane ditching in water.] [PASSENGER - assures relatives.] National Trans. Safety Bd. said investigating engine failure.
REPORTER: Mark Potter

(DC) Engines said failing due to simple maintenance error on all 3 engines; details outlined on screen, discussed. Impounding of Eastern maintenance records by government investigators noted. Safety record of mechanical performance of jet engines examined; July 1981 incident involving United plane, last summer British Airways' experience over Indonesia and recent Republic Airlines incident over Utah recalled.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Gregory, Bettina;
Potter, Mark

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