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New York, New York / Hudson River Plane Crash / Passenger, Tilmon Interviews #917926

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) The crash of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River reported; scenes shown of the plane flying and later floating in the river.

(New York: David Mattingly) Breaking news on the beginning of the NTSB investigation into the plane crash featured; scenes shown of the Airbus jet in the water. [Passenger Alberto PANERO†- describes what happened.] Animated diagram shown of the plane ditching in the Hudson. [EYEWITNESS - describes what happened as the plane hit the water.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live interview held with Panero. [In-studio, PANERO - expresses his feelings about being alive; describes what happened on the plane just after takeoff and as it went into the water.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live discussion held with aviation analyst retired pilot Jim Tilmon about the crash and the crew that made the landing; inset video and photos of pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger shown. [From Phoenix, TILMON - says the pilots have a lot of experience today; explains how this crash could have been much worse; praises the pilot; comments on how common are bird-strikes, but this plane must have hit a flock of geese.]

Mattingly, David;
Brown, Campbell

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