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Atlantic Ocean / Plane Crash / A Discussion #994672

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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(Studio: Harry Smith) The recovery of the remains of some of the people who died in the crash of Air France Flight 447 into the Atlantic Ocean reported.

(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The revelations from the plane's cockpit voice recorder about the cause of the crash examined; animation shown with accounts of what the pilots did while the plane stalled. [Air France vice president Eric SCHRAMM†- defends the competency in the cockpit.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Live discussion held with former US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberg about the plane crash. [SULLENBERGER - worries that technological advances in planes make it too difficult for pilots to intervene when things go awry; explains what the pilots needed to do after losing their speed references for safe flight.]

Smith, Harry;
Cordes, Nancy

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