(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The travel mess from flight cancellations by American Airlines, which grounded its MD-80 planes for inspections, featured; scenes shown of stranded travelers and police subduing an irate passenger in New York; details given about the wiring problem. [Several PASSENGERS - complain.] [NBC5’s Anna DAVLANTES- describes the situation in Chicago.] [NBC5’s Scott FRIEDMAN- describes the situation in Dallas.] [Airline safety consultant John COX- notes the communications breakdown between American and the FAA.] [American Airlines vice president Daniel GARTON- says it’s a new level of scrutiny.] [Acting FAA administrator Robert STURGELL- comments on lapses at Southwest Airlines.] The status of MD-80s flown by Delta and Alaska Airlines noted.
- Williams, Brian;
- Costello, Tom
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