This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The Malaysian government’s announcement that the plane crashed into the southern Indian Ocean south of Perth, Australia featured; map and animation shown; details given about the evidence gathered from Inmarsat and Boeing; photos shown of objects in the water; scenes shown of Australian searchers dropping a smoke flare. [Malaysian Prime Minister Najib RAZAK, Inmarsat Chris McLAUGHLIN, Royal Australian Air Force Lt. Josh WILLIAMS, Woods Hole Oceanographic David GALLO- comment.] The mini submarine and pinger locator being sent by the US Navy noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Kuala Lumpur: Keir Simmons) The reaction of the families to the announcement featured; scenes shown of the grief-stricken relatives in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. [NBC’s Eunice YOON, passenger’s FATHER, American passenger Philip Wood’s brother Tom WOOD- comment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams)Report introduced.
(Perth, Australia: Bill Neely) The reporter’s experience in the search for wreckage on board a US Navy jet reviewed.
(Oso, Washington: Joe Fryer) The destruction from the slide reviewed; scenes shown of splintered buildings, a hovercraft on the search, the Oso fire station flag at half mast, and the rescue of Buddy the dog; aerial photo shown of the Steelhead Drive area, which took the brunt of the damage; photos shown of some of the missing, including Navy Cmdr. L. John Regelbrugge and his wife, Amanda Lennick, Stephen Neal, and Linda McPherson. [John’s brother Greg REGELBRUGGE, 3 WOMEN, OFFICIAL- comment.]
(Over Oso, Washington: Miguel Almaguer) An aerial tour of the damage presented; details given about a slide 8 years ago.
(Galveston, Texas: Janet Shamlian) The oil spill off Texas after 2 ships collided featured; details given about the suspension of traffic through the Houston shipping channel and the threat to a bird refuge at mating season; scenes shown of an oil-covered bird. [Coast Guard Capt. Brian PENOYER, Houston Audubon Society Alice O’DONNELL, cruise ship passenger Jim BARKER, petroleum consultant Andy LIPOW- comment.]
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The action at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament reviewed; scenes shown from several games and of Dayton fans greeting their team; details given about upsets by Mercer and Dayton. [“Detroit Free Press” columnist Mitch ALBOM, Dayton STUDENT, PLAYER – comment.]