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Airline Industry / Fuel Tank Safety #910927

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 16, 2008
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The FAA’s order for commercial airlines to make fuel tanks safer 12 years after the explosion of TWA Flight 800 featured; scenes shown of the remains of Flight 800; diagram shown of the ignition of Flight 800’s fuel tanks. [NTSB chairman Mark ROSENKER†, Secretary of Transportation Mary PETERS†- comment on the new rule.] [FAA certification director John HICKEY†- comments on the system that injects nitrogen into the tanks.] [Former FAA chief of staff Michael GOLDFARB†- criticizes the FAA’s delay in issuing the rule.]

Reporter(s):
Curry, Ann;
Costello, Tom
Duration:
00:02:50

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