This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The latest developments in the international effort to find the missing plane updated; map shown; details given about the aircraft and ships involved in the search, the treacherous conditions in the south Indian Ocean, and the request for hydrophones from the Pentagon to listen for pinging sounds coming from the black boxes; satellite photo of debris shown. [Australian Maritime Safety Authority John YOUNG, New Zealand Air Force Lt. Tim McALEVEY, Earth & Space Research Kathleen DOHAN, former NTSB investigator Greg FEITH- comment.] Insurance payouts to families of the missing noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Perth, Australia: Bill Neely) The 3rd day of searching operations based out of Australia featured; details given about the remarks from Australia’s prime minister.
(Donetsk, Ukraine: Richard Engel) Uncertainty in Ukraine over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next moves after he officially annexed Crimea featured; scenes shown of fireworks over Moscow and a trench in eastern Ukraine; details given about the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy.
(Point Pleasant, New Jersey: Ron Allen) A deadly fire at the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, which housed many people who lost their homes in Hurricane Sandy, reviewed; scenes shown of the burned-out building. [MAN, hotel guest Joe FRIESTOCK, Point Pleasant Beach fire Chief A.J. FOX, Ms. WARDELL- comment.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The screening of pilots in the US reviewed; details given about the difficulty in detecting psychological problems and about varying standards around the world; FAA guidelines for physical exams quoted; examples of foreign carrier pilots deliberately crashing planes, including Egyptair Flight 990 in 1999 and Silkair Flight 185 in 1997, cited. [Aviation medical examiner Dr. Robert NOVEN, retired American Airlines Capt. Jay ROLLINS- comment.]
(New York: Tamron Hall) The popularity of the “Divergent” series of books, written for teenagers, among 30-somethings featured; details given about the allure of young female heroines; statistics on young adult books cited. [Book club members Courtney PLESSNER, Lisa SMITH, Marie Claire editor Anne FULENWIDER- comment.]