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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 27, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Reports introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The effort to prevent “near misses” on airport runways reviewed; footage shown of the worst aviation disaster in history: the Pan American-KLM crash in the Canary Islands 30 years ago; statistics on runway incursions cited; details given about FAA proposals. [In NTSB hearing, Pan Am co-pilot Capt. Robert BRAGG††– recalls what happened in 1977.] [FAA administrator Marion BLAKEY†- comments on GPS mapping systems for cockpits.] [NTSB chairman Mark ROSENKER†- calls for a system to warn of an impending collision.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom

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