National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined (02-Feb-2010) that the captain of Colgan Air flight 3407 inappropriately responded to the activation of the stick shaker, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which the aircraft did not recover. In a report, additional flight crew failures were also noted as causal to the accident. The Board announced that two issues that had been encountered in the Colgan Air investigation would be studied at greater length in proceedings later this year. The Board will hold a public forum this Spring exploring pilot and air traffic control high standards. [more]
Colgan Air crash: Captain's innappropriate actions let to crash of flight - NTSB
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