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Pacific Ocean / Plane Crash #922669

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 2009
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(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) The story of the successful ditching by Capt. Richard Ogg†† of a Pan Am Flight 943 airliner on October 16, 1956, into the Pacific Ocean presented; film of the plane in flight and hitting the water* shown with the pilot's call about engine trouble and the voice of Coast Guardsman Doak Walker†† played. [Flight attendant Pat PIMSNER†- describes what happened to the plane.] The comparison of this landing to that made by pilot Chesley Sullenberger in the Hudson River noted. [Rescued passenger Elizabeth GORDON†- comments.]
Stephanopoulos, George

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