CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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(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.]
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