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Aviation / Pilot Warning / Congressional Hearings / Hudson River Crash #923010

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009
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(Washington: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) A warning at a Congressional hearing from US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and his crew that experienced professionals are being squeezed out of the aviation industry examined; details given about the need for better pay for experienced pilots. [SULLENBERGER, US Airways First Officer Jeffrey SKILES†- speak about the state of the airline industry today.] [Representative James OBERSTAR - speaks about safety issues.]

(Washington: Charles Gibson) The testimony today from the air traffic controller, Patrick Harten†, about the crash landing of Flight 1549 into the Hudson River noted; exchange between the air traffic control and the pilot played; crash footage shown. [HARTEN - reads statement about the plane.]

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa

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