Back Stories: New York City Smog

WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — In today’s Back Story, former Chopper 880 pilot Neal Busch talks about New York City’s smog.

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Neal talks about a photograph taken in 1966.

“To see the city there, you would have thought it was immersed in muddy water, because of the air quality, the smog,” he says.

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He started flying three months later.

“It was such a wonderful thing to see that air clear, because it did,” he adds.

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