CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009
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(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The arrest of United Airlines pilot Erwin Washington for drunkenness before a flight out of London featured; details given about the series of embarrassing incidents for the profession, including the two Northwest pilot who overshot the Minneapolis airport & a Delta pilot's landing on the wrong runway. [United Flight 949 passenger Ramey BECKER- says she was surprised & relieved about the pilot.] [US Airways Capt. James RAY- says pilot contracts have been gutted in this financial crisis.] Airline statistics on runway incursions & pilot alcohol violations for 2000 & 2009 cited & compared. [Aviation analyst Steven COWELL- speaks about Washington's case.]
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