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Dan Charles Reports On The National Transportation Safety Board's

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Dan Charles Reports On The National Transportation Safety Board's

Dan Charles Reports On The National Transportation Safety Board's

Dan Charles Reports On The National Transportation Safety Board's

Only Available in Archive Formats.

announcement yesterday that a French manufacturer — and French aviation authorities — should bear the blame for a deadly airplane crash in Indiana in 1994. According to the NTSB, the ATR Corporation failed to warn pilots that one of its planes was vulnerable to ice formation on its wings. Just such a build-up of ice caused the crash of American Eagle flight 4184, killing 68 people.

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