NTSB probes Colgan Air on personnel policies

05/14/2009 | USA Today · Wall Street Journal, The

During the second day of NTSB hearings into the Feb. 12 crash of Flight 3407 outside Buffalo, investigators focused on crew fatigue and qualifications while Colgan Air officials defended their company's policies. The co-pilot had flown overnight from Seattle to make a flight in Newark. One NTSB board member suggested fatigue was "a recipe for an accident, and that's what we have here." Colgan officials told the board that the pilot "would have immediately been terminated" had they known he failed multiple proficiency tests before applying with the airline.

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