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Fri, Feb 27, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.27.04)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"The simultaneous existence of these two errors resulted in a virtually uncontrollable airplane."

Source: Lorenda Ward, the investigator in charge of the NTSB probe, testifying before the full National Transportation Safety Board at their public meeting on Thursday. The board was meeting to review the investigation of US Airways Express Flight 5481, which crashed last year at North Carolina's Charlotte-Douglas Airport. Ward claims improperly rigged cables that controlled the aircraft's up-and-down motion combined with improper weight distribution led to the crash of the commuter plane.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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