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NTSB Colgan 3407 Investigation Report Takes Step Backward in Enhancing Safety

Single Probable Cause Fails to Acknowledge Need to Enhance Pilot Screening, Training, and Mentoring
February 2, 2010 - Discussion during today’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Sunshine Meeting on the Colgan Air Flight 3407 accident highlighted many long-standing aviation safety priorities of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), including identifying a clear need to improve pilot screening, training, and mentoring, and modernize flight-time/duty-time regulations for airline pilots. However, the Board ignored the bulk of these factors in its statement of probable cause.


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