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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 2007
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(Nashville: Katie Couric) NTSB concerns about close calls on airport runways introduced.

(Syracuse, New York: Nancy Cordes) The NTSB push for a solution to the problem of potential airplane collisions examined; NTSB animation shown of two runway near-collisions; scenes shown from Syracuse of a runway incursion demonstration; details given about a warning system. [NTSB member Steven CHEALANDER†- says 307 people dodged a bullet.] [NTSB chairman Mark ROSENKER†- says it is time to do something because the technologies are out there.] [Inside a plane, Honeywell flight ops director Markus JOHNSON†- comments on the time saved.] [FAA CEO Hank KRAKOWSKI†- says there is no silver bullet.]

(Nashville: Katie Couric) The safety issue of pilot fatigue reported; FAA/NASA/NTSB statistics cited.

Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy

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