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Buffalo, New York / Plane Crash #921530

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 14, 2009
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(Studio: David Muir) The crash of Continental Connection Colgan Flight 3407 near Buffalo, New York, introduced.

(Buffalo: Lisa Stark) The investigation into the plane crash featured; animated diagram of the turboprop and its de-icing system shown; details given about NTSB safety alerts about de-icing systems. [NTSB's Steven CHEALANDER†- comments on the evidence of a stall.] [Former NTSB investigator Greg FEITH†- outlines what ice does to the plane.] [Missed flight, Paul TWARAGOWSKI†- comments on missing the flight.]

(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with ABC aviation expert John Nance about the plane flight. [NANCE - explains why the autopilot system was used and its shortcomings; calls this a classic stall-spin accident.]

Muir, David;
Stark, Lisa

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