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Buffalo, New York / Plane Crash / Investigation #932428

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The NTSB investigative findings into the cause of the Colgan Air Continental Flight 3407 commuter airline crash last February near Buffalo examined; details given about the bantering cockpit conversation between pilot Marvin Renslow & First Officer Rebecca Shaw; animated diagram of the flight shown. [Regional Airline Assn. President Roger COHEN†- says "keep your head in the game."] [Bombardier Aerospace Manufacturing Wally WARNER†- says the initial reaction was wrong.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The growing concern over pilot training in an era of regional airlines examined; details given about the cause of the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Kentucky in 2006 & about Renslow's test failures. [Former DDT inspector general Mary SCHIAVO†- says NTSB faulted pilot training in 7 of 8 crashes; notes FAA training is minimal.] [CBS aviation reporter Harley CARNES†- talks about regional pilots.] [February 24, US Airways Flight 1549 pilot Capt. Chesley SULLENBERGER†- says we need to value the airline pilot profession.]

Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy;
Tracy, Ben

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