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Pilot in Buffalo Plane Crash Had Failed Five Flight Tests

National Transportation Safety Board Begins Crash Hearing on Tuesday
By LISA STARK
May 11, 2009
Investigators' latest findings on February's plane crash in Buffalo, N.Y., raise questions about whether the pilot's competency and training may have played a part in the accident.

Sources close to an investigation into a Buffalo, N.Y., area plane crash that killed 50 people in February say the pilot, Marvin Renslow, did not have hands-on training with a critical safety system that was part of the plane.
The National Transportation Safety Board will begin a three-day hearing Tuesday to learn more about the crash that killed all 49 people on board the plane and one person on the ground.

In piecing together what went wrong, it's now apparent that the man at the controls of the Colgan Air commuter flight had failed five flight tests during his career, although the airline defended


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Added: May-11-2009 Occurred On: May-11-2009
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