Search the Archive

Sky Safety / News Helicopter Crashes #939852

FNC Evening News for Monday, Jul 30, 2007
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) The crash of a KDFW Fox 4 news helicopter near Dallas, Texas, and a look into sky safety for news choppers in the aftermath of the midair collision in Phoenix, Arizona, featured; scenes shown of the wreckage and a memorial service for the Phoenix victims. [WITNESS - describes what happened.] [WNYW helicopter reporter Kai SIMONSEN†- outlines the rules of flying; talks about the intensity of piloting during breaking news.] [Helicopter crash lawyer Gary ROBB†- comments on the workload of pilot-reporters.] The story of the late Phoenix pilot Craig Smith†’s dog named Molly noted; scenes shown. [SMITH†- discusses flying with his dog.]
Smith, Shepard

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.