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Plane Disasters Create Economic Problems for Companies Involved

November 4, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

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Plane disasters such as the recent EgyptAir crash creates major economic headaches for the companies involved. Kyle Elfrink has that story from Jefferson City.

St. Louis-based TWA saw a noticeable drop in business after the Flight 800 crash. Jim Gardner, of Missouri's Economic Development Department, says people DO react to such accidents ...

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Contents: GARDNER SAYS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE AFFECT ON PEOPLE'S REACTIONS CAN BE FOUND IN HOW BASEBALL PLAYER KEN GRIFFEY, JR. REACTED TO PAYNE STEWARTS DEATH -- DEMANDING A TRADE TO KEEP HIM CLOSER TO HOME.

According to Gardner, TWA saw business returning to normal levels within weeks of the Flight 800 disaster.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.