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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on airline pilot experience cited.

(No location given: Katie Couric) The concerns of US Airways Flight 1549 pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger about a shortage of experienced pilots due to the economic troubles of the airlines examined; statistics on furloughs and layoffs for commercial pilots, average salaries and pilots with military backgrounds cited. [SULLENBERGER – notes airline employees have been hit with pay cuts, loss of pensions and increased hours; says his decision to remain in this profession has come at a cost; worries about emergencies.] [US Airline Pilots Assn. Capt. James RAY†- comments on increased work hours.] [Former NTSB managing director Peter GOELZ†- explains how the industry became challenged.]

Couric, Katie

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