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Plane-Crash

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# STARLINK EDIT
GRAPHIC=plane crash


Eyewitnesses say the earth shook when a plane crashed in Giles County last night.
The D-C-8 crashed into East River Mountain and rescue workers say there were no survivors.
The Greensboro News and Record is reporting that a mechanic from the Triad Maintenance Corporation and five Airborne Express Employees were aboard the plane.
One of the employees was from Winston-Salem and the other four were from Ohio.
The Airborne Express Cargo plane was traveling from Greensboro, North Carolina to Wilmington, Ohio, on what officials say was a routine maintenance flight.
As Denise Allen tells us witnesses helped locate the crash.
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IN Q=I heard
SUPER=01-David Conley/Eyewitness; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Capt. Giles Co. Rescue; :25
SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :37
SUPER=01-Jason Conley/Eyewitness; :44
SUPER=@Denise1; 1:16
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IN Q=I HEARD A KIND

((DAVID CONLEY/EYEWITNESS: I HEARD A KIND OF ODD NOISE. IT SOUNDED KINDLY LOW AND STARTED COMING UP REAL LOUD. I CAME TO THE DOOR REAL QUICK AND I LOOKED UP THROUGH THERE, THE MOUNTAINS LIT UP AND IT WAS AN EXPLOSION. BLACK SMOKE AND RED AND BLUE FLAMES COMING UP OVER THERE.)) ((STEVE DAVIS/CAPT. GILES CO. RESCUE: WE DID CONTACT THE INDIANAPOLIS CONTROL CENTER. THEY DID VERIFY FOR US THAT AN AIRCRAFT DID GO OFF OF THEIR SCREEN. THEY GAVE US THE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE AND WE DID VERIFY THAT WE ARE AT THE RIGHT LOCATION.))
It took rescue workers an hour and a half to locate the crash.
Officials say the plane nearly disintegrated.
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IN Q=

((JASON CONLEY/WITNESS: ALL YOU COULD SEE WAS JUST PARTS. THE PLANE HAD CLEARED OUT A BIG PATH OF WHERE IT WAS AT.)) ((DAVIS: THE SCENE FROM US RIGHT NOW IS STRAIGHT UP THE MOUNTAIN ABOUT A MILE, A MILE AND A QUARTER, TO THE NORTH OF US. IT'S ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY AN OLD LOGGING ROAD THAT THE GUYS ARE LITERALLY HAVING TO WORK THEIR WAY AROUND THE DOWNED TREES, BRUSH THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE ROAD TO GET TO THE CRASH SITE.))
The cargo plane was empty. Officials do not know if the crew tried to radio in for help. DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: RESCUE WORKERS HAVE CLOSED THE CRASH SITE UNTIL F-A-A AND NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD INVESTIGATORS RELEASE THE SCENE. AT THAT TIME THE RESCUE WORKERS WILL TRY TO GO IN AND RECOVER THE VICTIMS.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 NARROWS.))

DC-8


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=MORN
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=plane crash


D-C-8'S are a wide body aircraft used as passenger planes in the late '50's and early '60's. we have a dc8 full screen graphic
Empty, they weigh 83 tons with a wing span of 148 feet.
The plane has four jet engines and can travel up to 600 miles per hour.
The cargo plane usually carries a crew of three.
And has a fuel capacity of 20-thousand gallons.

2-road-closings


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=winter wx


Icy roads throughout our region are making driving dangerous this morning.
Authorities sanded Route 2-20 in the Alleghany Highlands last night, and reopened it at 11:30.
Icy conditions have been reported on Route 2-20 and Interstates 64 and 81.
A twelve mile stretch of Route 606 in Allegheny County is closed this morning. Authorities report a thick sheet of ice on the road.
Many spots around the region are icy-- And authorities report roads that look wet may be iced over-- so please take care on your drive to work this morning.

Peru


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


225 hostages have been released from the residence of Japan's ambassador in Lima.
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na001
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;


Members of the Tupac Amaru (too-PAHK' ah-MAH'-roo) have been holding about 340 people in the Japanese ambassador's residence since Tuesday.
Earlier Sunday evening, the former labor minister, who is also a freed hostage, read a statement from the rebel leader that said the release was a Christmas gesture.
At least 140 hostages are still being held by the Tupac Amaru, who hope to pressure the government to release their jailed comrades.
Diplomats from the United States and Canada are among the freed captives.
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Crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


Eyewitnesses say the earth shook when a plane crashed in Giles County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co;


A D-C-8 crashed into East River Mountain in Giles County last night.
Rescue workers say there were no survivors.
Six people were aboard the plane, including five Airborne Express Employees, one from Winston-Salem and the other four from Ohio.
The Airborne Express Cargo plane was traveling from Greensboro, North Carolina to Wilmington, Ohio, on what officials say was a routine maintenance flight.
Eyewitnesses said the earth shook when the plane crashed into the mountain.
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SOT
IN Q=I HEARD A KIND

((DAVID CONLEY/EYEWITNESS: I HEARD A KIND OF ODD NOISE. IT SOUNDED KINDLY LOW AND STARTED COMING UP REAL LOUD. I CAME TO THE DOOR REAL QUICK AND I LOOKED UP THROUGH THERE, THE MOUNTAINS LIT UP AND IT WAS AN EXPLOSION. BLACK SMOKE AND RED AND BLUE FLAMES COMING UP OVER THERE.)) ((STEVE DAVIS/CAPT. GILES CO. RESCUE: WE DID CONTACT THE INDIANAPOLIS CONTROL CENTER. THEY DID VERIFY FOR US THAT AN AIRCRAFT DID GO OFF OF THEIR SCREEN. THEY GAVE US THE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE AND WE DID VERIFY THAT WE ARE AT THE RIGHT LOCATION.))
SUPER=01-David Conley/Eyewitness;
SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Giles Co. Rescue;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=right location.
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VO-NAT


It took rescue workers an hour and a half to locate the crash. It's only accessible by an old logging road that is littered with downed trees and brush.
Officials say the cargo plane was empty and nearly disintegrated in the crash. It is not known if the crew tried to radio for help.
Rescue workers have closed the crash site until F-A-A and National Transportation Safety Board investigators release the scene. At that time the rescue workers will try to go in and recover the victims.
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Museum-Stores


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=christmas shopping


If you are looking for a gift outside of the traditional presents, you might want to check out local museums.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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IN Q=Santa has been hanging out
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Eva Walters/Harrison Museum Curator; :25
SUPER=01-Suzanne Williams/Museum Store Shopper; :58
SUPER=01-Linda Webb/Museum Store Shopper; 1:05
SUPER=@Joe2; 1:13
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke


((Santa has been hanging out at the history museum of the Roanoke Valley, but the museum's gift shop on the city market also has a lot to offer for the holiday season.
A few blocks away, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture sells distinctive handmade crafts from Africa... and this year is offering the new pictorial history of the region's African American heritage.
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IN Q=I'm sure there are some items.

(( I'M SURE THERE ARE SOME ITEMS THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FIND IN OTHER DEPARTMENT STORES, BUT I THINK IT'S KIND OF FUN TO COME TO A MUSEUM AND FIND SOME SPECIAL THINGS AT A STORE THERE.))
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OUT Q=at a store there.


NAT SOUND OF THE 611
Echoes of the 611 and other steam locomotives are for sale at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, where the National Railway Historical Society features the work of photographer O. Winston Link.
And if stocking stuffers, are the stuff of your last- minute search... don't forget the Science Museum of Western Virginia...
SOT 04:50:51
IN Q=I'm just looking for different things

((SUZANNE WILLIAMS/MUSEUM STORE SHOPPER: I'M JUST LOOKING FOR DIFFERENT THINGS FOR MY SON. HE REALLY LIKES THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. THEY HAVE LOT'S OF STOCKING STUFFERS. HE'S INTO ROCKS AND GEMSTONES.)) 04:54:59 ((LINDA WEBB/MUSEUM STORE SHOPPER: THEY HAVE LOTS OF GREAT, YOU KNOW, SNAKES AND EYEBALLS AND BRAINS AND THINGS THAT BOYS LIKE, I THINK laughter.))
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OUT Q=LAUGHTER.


And the list doesn't stop here. Museums and cultural groups throughout western Virginia have gift shops that supplement their tight budgets, and offer unique alternatives to the usual Christmas fare.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff takes a look at a mutual fund style that's a hot commodity these days.
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SUPER=01-Dave Cissel/Financial Solutions; :16
SUPER=@Len1; 1:18
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

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SOT STANDUP TAPE 12:25:13
IN Q=A popular

((A popular type of fund these days to invest in is basically a type called an index fund. Now studies show that index funds beat other stock mutual funds 90- percent of the time, but as Dave Cissel with Financial Solutions explains, there are pros and cons.))
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OUT Q=pros and cons.
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SOT tape one 11:08:11...can cover some of this w/ index fund brochure

stuff...morningstar computer screen stuff
IN Q=An index

((DAVE CISSEL/FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS: AN INDEX FUND TRACKS A STOCK INDEX. FOR INSTANCE THE S&P, AN S&P 500 INDEX FUND, WILL BUY THE 500 STOCKS IN THE S&P INDEX. SO SOME OF THE BENEFITS ARE THAT BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE A MANAGER THAT'S BUYING AND SELLING STOCKS FREQUENTLY, THE EXPENSES ARE LOWER, SO MORE OF THE INVESTMENT RETURNS GO TO THE INVESTOR. ANOTHER ADVANTAGE IS THAT SINCE YOU DON'T HAVE A MANAGER THAT'S BUYING AND SELLING STOCKS, THEY'RE TAX EFFICIENT, SO IN OTHER WORDS THE INVESTOR DOESN'T HAVE TO PAY TAX ON A LOT OF CAPITAL GAINS GENERATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. SOME DISADVANTAGES ARE THAT AN INDEX FUND, BY ITS NATURE, IS NOT TOO DIVERSIFIED. SO FOR INSTANCE IF YOU BUY AN INDEX FUND THAT TRACKS THE S&P 500 INDEX, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET THINGS LIKE SMALL COMPANY STOCKS OR INTERNATIONAL STOCKS. ))
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OUT Q=international stocks.
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SOT 12:27:04
IN Q=Another thing

((Another thing to remember with index funds is that they guarantee an average return, so if the market is outperforming, your index fund could be way behind. I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
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OUT Q=newsdesk.))


2-Crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


Officials say a DC-8 crashed into the Mountains of Southwest Virginia leaving no survivors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co;


The cargo plane went down into East River Mountain in Giles County last night.
Eyewitnesses said the earth shook when the plane crashed into the mountain.
Six people were aboard the plane, including five Airborne Express Employees, one from Winston-Salem and the other four from Ohio.
The Airborne Express Cargo plane was traveling from Greensboro, North Carolina to Wilmington, Ohio, on what officials say was a routine maintenance flight.
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SOT
IN Q=

((JASON CONLEY/WITNESS: ALL YOU COULD SEE WAS JUST PARTS. THE PLANE HAD CLEARED OUT A BIG PATH OF WHERE IT WAS AT.)) ((DAVIS: THE SCENE FROM US RIGHT NOW IS STRAIGHT UP THE MOUNTAIN ABOUT A MILE, A MILE AND A QUARTER, TO THE NORTH OF US. IT'S ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY AN OLD LOGGING ROAD THAT THE GUYS ARE LITERALLY HAVING TO WORK THEIR WAY AROUND THE DOWNED TREES, BRUSH THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE ROAD TO GET TO THE CRASH SITE.))
SUPER=01-David Conley/Eyewitness;
SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Capt. Giles Co. Rescue;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=crash site.
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VO-NAT


It took rescue workers an hour and a half to locate the crash.
Officials say the cargo plane was empty and nearly disintegrated in the crash. It is not known if the crew tried to radio for help.
Rescue workers have closed the crash site until F-A-A and National Transportation Safety Board investigators release the scene. At that time the rescue workers will try to go in and recover the victims.
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Hostages


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Peruvian rebels have released 225 hostages from the residence of Japan's ambassador in Lima.
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na001
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;


The hostages began filing out of the embassy just before 10pm local time. Members of the Tupac Amaru (too-PAHK' ah-MAH'-roo) have been holding about 340 people in the Japanese ambassador's residence since Tuesday.
Earlier Sunday evening, the former labor minister, who is also a freed hostage, read a statement from the rebel leader that said the release was a Christmas gesture.
At least 140 hostages are still being held by the Tupac Amaru, who hope to pressure the government to release their jailed comrades.
Diplomats from the United States and Canada are among the freed captives.
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Weather


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=winter


Relief from a powerful winter storm is on the way to California.
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4am news wrap
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;


Over the weekend.. heavy rains brought mud-slides and travel delays to the San Francisco area.
In the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, heavy snow led to widespread power outages.. and closed roads.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=winter


Here in Southwest Virginia, Temperatures are hovering near freezing in some areas causing slick, icy spots on the wet roads.

Gas-Prices


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=gas prices up


The highways will be well traveled this week.
Triple-A estimates 39 million Americans will be hitting the highways to celebrate Christmas.
Eighty percent of them will be traveling by car.
Not only will they rack up the mileage, but a pricy gas bill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Compared to last December, gasoline prices are up a whopping 17 cents a gallon.
But according to local Triple- A officials, things could be worse.
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SOT 11:24:06
IN Q=The least

((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA OF VIRGINIA: THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AREA IN THE COUNTRY IS THE SOUTH EAST SO WE'VE GOT A LITTLE BETTER THAN AVERAGE PRICES HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA of Virginia;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=prices here
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VO-NAT


According to Bradford the most expensive place to buy gasoline is on the west coast.
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Emergency-Vehicles


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=none


The emergency vehicles in Lynchburg got makeovers for Christmas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week;


For the first time in 20 years, the fire department is seeing red.
Fire Chief Fred Mills announced his department will start repainting its fleet of yellow fire trucks and ambulances, back to the more traditional color red.
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SOT 00:16:35
IN Q=The public still

((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THE PUBLIC STILL IDENTIFIES THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH RED. OUR PEOPLE FEEL BETTER ABOUT THE RED, IT'S A MORALE ISSUE TO SOME EXTENT.))
SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to some extent.
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VO-NAT


Mills says the fire trucks will be repainted only as needed over the next few years.
And Lynchburg police will find it easier to get around this winter.
The department has bought two four- wheel drive vehicles to use as patrol cars, with an eye towards adding more in the future.
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SOT 1:13:42
IN Q=This appears to

((CHUCK BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: THIS APPEARS TO BE A TREND, AND WE NEED TO TEST THESE OUT JUST TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE SUITABLE FOR POLICE SERVICE AND TO ENSURE THAT THEY CAN BE RUN ECONOMICALLY AND THAT WE'LL BE GOOD STEWARDS OF THE TAXPAYERS DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Chuck Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=the taxpayers dollars.
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VO-NAT


Bennett says the sport utility vehicles offer more interior space than most current patrol cars.
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New-Drug


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Drug Research


The F-D-A has approved a new drug to treat people who suffer pneumonia, sinusitis and bronchitis.
The bacterial infections afflict more than 50 million people each year.
The medicine-- Levaquin-- will also be used to treat some skin, urinary tract, and kidney infections.
The company expects patients to do a better job of taking the drug since they only have to remember to take ONE pill a day.


Nutrition


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-
GRAPHIC=Nutrition


With the New Year approaching quickly, many people are now working up a list of lifestyle resolutions.
Often, diet and exercise take top priority.
Nutrition expert Nancy Maurelli will be making the task easier---
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Starting next month, she'll be teaching a class at Virginia Western Community College focusing on proper eating, exercise, and body acceptance.
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SOT 13:01:15
IN Q=My goal with

((NANCY MAURELLI/NUTRITION CONSULTANT: MY GOAL WITH THIS CLASS IS FOR THE STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO CUSTOMIZE A PROGRAM FOR THEMSELVES, TO MAKE APPROPRIATE CHOICES TO FIT WITH THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES, THEIR LIFESTYLE AND THEIR GOALS TO MEET THEIR PARTICULAR NEEDS BECAUSE ONE TYPE OF PROGRAM IS NOT GOING TO WORK FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Maurelli/Nutrition Consultant; :
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OUT Q=every individual.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=hold


The class is open to the public, for both men and women--
You can choose either morning or evening sessions, and earn college credit.
To register, contact Virginia Western's office of Continuing Education. 5-bump
(toss to bump)


2-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# STARLINK EDIT
GRAPHIC=plane crash


Eyewitnesses say the earth shook when a plane crashed in Giles County last night.
The D-C-8 crashed into East River Mountain and rescue workers say there were no survivors.
Six people were aboard the plane, including a mechanic from the Triad Maintenance Corporation and five Airborne Express Employees.
One of the employees was from Winston-Salem and the other four were from Ohio.
The Airborne Express Cargo plane was traveling from Greensboro, North Carolina to Wilmington, Ohio, on what officials say was a routine maintenance flight.
As Denise Allen tells us witnesses helped locate the crash.
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SOT
IN Q=I heard
SUPER=01-David Conley/Eyewitness; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Capt. Giles Co. Rescue; :25
SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :37
SUPER=01-Jason Conley/Eyewitness; :44
SUPER=@Denise1; 1:16
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=News 7 Narrows
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SOT
IN Q=I HEARD A KIND

((DAVID CONLEY/EYEWITNESS: I HEARD A KIND OF ODD NOISE. IT SOUNDED KINDLY LOW AND STARTED COMING UP REAL LOUD. I CAME TO THE DOOR REAL QUICK AND I LOOKED UP THROUGH THERE, THE MOUNTAINS LIT UP AND IT WAS AN EXPLOSION. BLACK SMOKE AND RED AND BLUE FLAMES COMING UP OVER THERE.)) ((STEVE DAVIS/CAPT. GILES CO. RESCUE: WE DID CONTACT THE INDIANAPOLIS CONTROL CENTER. THEY DID VERIFY FOR US THAT AN AIRCRAFT DID GO OFF OF THEIR SCREEN. THEY GAVE US THE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE AND WE DID VERIFY THAT WE ARE AT THE RIGHT LOCATION.))
It took rescue workers an hour and a half to locate the crash.
Officials say the plane nearly disintegrated.
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SOT
IN Q=

((JASON CONLEY/WITNESS: ALL YOU COULD SEE WAS JUST PARTS. THE PLANE HAD CLEARED OUT A BIG PATH OF WHERE IT WAS AT.)) ((DAVIS: THE SCENE FROM US RIGHT NOW IS STRAIGHT UP THE MOUNTAIN ABOUT A MILE, A MILE AND A QUARTER, TO THE NORTH OF US. IT'S ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY AN OLD LOGGING ROAD THAT THE GUYS ARE LITERALLY HAVING TO WORK THEIR WAY AROUND THE DOWNED TREES, BRUSH THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE ROAD TO GET TO THE CRASH SITE.))
The cargo plane was empty. Officials do not know if the crew tried to radio in for help. DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: RESCUE WORKERS HAVE CLOSED THE CRASH SITE UNTIL F-A-A AND NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD INVESTIGATORS RELEASE THE SCENE. AT THAT TIME THE RESCUE WORKERS WILL TRY TO GO IN AND RECOVER THE VICTIMS.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 NARROWS.))

2-DC-8


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=MORN
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=plane crash


D-C-8'S are a wide body aircraft used as passenger planes in the late '50's and early '60's. we have a dc8 full screen graphic
Empty it weighs 83 tons with a wing span of 148 feet.
The plane has four jet engines and can travel up to 600 miles per hour.
The cargo plane usually carries a crew of three.
And has a fuel capacity of 20-thousand gallons.

road-closings


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=winter wx


Icy roads throughout our region are making driving dangerous this morning.
Authorities sanded Route 2-20 in the Alleghany Highlands last night, and reopened it at 11:30.
Icy conditions have been reported on Route 2-20 and Interstates 64 and 81.
A twelve mile stretch of Route 606 in Allegheny County is closed this morning. Authorities report a thick sheet of ice on the road.
Many spots around the region are icy-- And authorities report roads that morning. look wet may be iced over-- so please take care on your drive to work this