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Brazilian Planes / Safety #88083

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 10, 1984
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(Studio) Metal fatigue discovered in Brazilian-made planes owned by five commuter airlines in United States during inspection ordered by Federal Aviation Administration following Thursday' crash in Florida noted.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Miami, Florida) Apparent cause of Florida crash and Federal Aviation Administration emergency order for inspection of Brazilian planes examined; details illustrated on screen. [Southern Express Airlines president Nicholas SINAZZO - explains possible problem with another aspect of plane.] Embraer, manufacturer of planes, said aware of stabilizer problem before mandatory inspections; details given. [Embraer vice president Newton BERWIG - denies company's action was taken in interest of safety.]
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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