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Brazil crash data hints error, failure

Moments before their jetliner skidded off a runway and exploded as it slammed into a building, pilots of a TAM Airlines Flight 3054 screamed “slow down!” and “turn, turn, turn,” flight recorder transcripts revealed Wednesday. The horrific details read before a congressional commission investigating air safety suggest mechanical failure or pilot error contributed to last month’s accident in Sao Paulo, taking some heat off a government widely blamed for failing to improve the challenging runway, which pilots worldwide liken to landing on an aircraft carrier. Full Story

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