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Newfoundland / Military Plane Crash #93620

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1985
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(Studio) Death toll from crash in Gander, Newfoundland, of plane carrying 101st Airborne Army division, en route to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, from tour of duty in Sinai, reported; details given, illustrated on map.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Gander, Newfoundland) Details of crash examined; scenes shown. [WITNESS - describes scenes.]
REPORTER: Stone Phillips

(Studio) President Reagan's reaction described; crash thought highest 1-day loss in division's history of combat.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Fort Campbell, Kentucky) Div.'s tour in Sinai and expected arrival here today noted; base's response to disaster examined. Scenes shown. [Public info. ofr. Major Jim GLEISBERG - notes families' grief.] [PEOPLE - comment.] Pvt. Tom Walsh, scheduled for flight, mentioned arriving home earlier.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

(Studio) Pentagon's effort to identification and notify next of kin, reasons for delays in notification discussed; Army casualty hotline telephone numbers listed on screen. Issue of military's use of civilian aircraft to transport troops considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Dennis Troute

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Role of United States troops in Sinai as peacekeeping force between Israel and Egypt examined; scenes shown. [Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - notes Sinai troops are international backbone of Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement.] Prime Min. Shimon Peres' condolence message to Reagan quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Zelnick

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Chase, Rebecca;
Troute, Dennis;
Jennings, Peter;
Phillips, Stone;
Zelnick, Bob

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