Pax of CO1404 just got $10M


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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continenta … light_1404

Gov’t settled lawsuits and have now blamed ATC. NTSB report still says probable cause:

“was the captain’s cessation of rudder input, which was needed to maintain directional control of the airplane, about 4 seconds before the excursion, when the airplane encountered a strong and gusty crosswind that exceeded the captain’s training and experience.”

but has included:

“Contributing to the accident were the following factors: 1) an air traffic control system that did not require or facilitate the dissemination of key, available wind information to the air traffic controllers and pilots; and 2) inadequate crosswind training in the airline industry due to deficient simulator wind gust modeling.”

ntsb.gov/investigations/summary/AAR1004.html

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