ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 2009
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(Clarence Center, New York: Lisa Stark) The fatal commuter plane crash featured; scenes shown of the plane wreckage and the fiery house; animated diagram of the plane shown while the exchange between air traffic control and the plane is played. [WITNESS - describes what happened.] [On radio, voice of fire survivor Karen WIELINSKI- comments.] [NTSB's Steven CHEALANDER- reads statement about ice on the plane and the severe pitch of the plane.] [Former NTSB investigator Greg FEITH- says ice creates an uncontrolled descent.] The background of pilot Marvin Renslow noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Live discussion held with aviation expert John Nance about the crash. [NANCE - describes what happens with ice on the wings of a plane.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Clarence Center, New York: David Muir) The stories of the passengers on the plane reviewed; photos shown of Beverly ECkert, a 9/11 widow; former ice hockey player Madeline Loftus, co-pilot Rebecca Shaw; Rwandan genocide expert Alison Des Forges; cantor Susan Wehle and jazz musicians Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett; scenes shown of the fire. [Victim Ellyce Kausner's sister Laura BOYCE- reacts to what happened.] [Neighbor Michele BYDER- comments on the house survivors.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The 9/11 widow who became an advocate for the families of 9/11 victims remembered; photos shown of her with President Obama. [ECKERT - talks about her husband's death and how she kept going.] [OBAMA - reacts to her death.]