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February 4th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Tired pilots pressured to fly?

Investigators sketched out a terrifying scene at a hearing on last year's deadly plane crash near Buffalo, New York.

A combination of inattention, confusion and incompetence caused a plane with 49 people on board to literally fall from the sky. And now we're learning the airline that operated that flight may not be doing everything it can to make sure pilots are on top of their games.

Our Allan Chernoff has been following this story for over a year and has the latest.

Read more: Pilot error caused 2009 crash near Buffalo, NTSB rules

Filed under: Airline safety
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  1. francnnam

    The site mentioned on AM was

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    February 5, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  2. Linda

    This morning there was an interview with an advocate of creating regulations regarding doctors and exhaustion. I would like to read more about this as I am very aware of the work load on doctors and have previously worried that if doctors do not get the proper amount of rest – they are prone to make mistakes and jepordize the health and well being of their patients. What was the website related to this topic? wake up doc? Please advise.

    February 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm |