Vanderbilt Television News Archive

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 03, 1998

Headline: Canada / SwissAir Flight 111 Crash

Abstract:(Studio: Peter Jennings) The crash of Swissair Flight 111 crash last night reviewed; map shown of the plane's route.

(Peggy's Cove: Bill Blakemore) The Swissair crash scene featured; scenes shown from Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, of debris in the water, search boats and personal items. [Fisherman Harris BACKMAN, three WITNESSES, whale watching boat operator Jim BUCKLEY - describe what happened.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia: Barry Serafin) What is known about the crash of Flight 111 reviewed; animation of the flight shown. [Canadian Transportation Safety Board Roy BEARS, Swissair vice president Walter VOLLENWEIDER - recount the cockpit transmissions and the order to go to Halifax.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Swissair's provision of information and assistance to the families of passengers noted; scenes shown of the lowered flag at the United Nations because of officials on board.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The background of the MD-11 airplane and its safety record reviewed. [ABC News consultant John NANCE - describes how a crew handles fire and smoke in the cockpit.]

Begin Time:05:30:30 pm
End Time:05:38:50 pm
TVN Record Number:182513
Copyright:Abstract and Metadata (c) 1998-2006 Vanderbilt University

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