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PLANE DOWN
(2007-07-06)
(wgvu) - A FEDERAL REPORT OUT TODAY CONFIRMS A MEDICAL
FLIGHT THAT CRASHED AFTER LEAVING MILWAUKEE LAST MONTH HAD PROBLEMS
WITH ITS STEERING.
THE REVIEW BY THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD CONFIRMS
INITIAL REPORTS THAT PILOTS TOLD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS MINUTES
AFTER TAKE-OFF THAT THEY HAD STEERING PROBLEMS.
ONE PILOT CAN BE HEARD TELLING ANOTHER PILOT TO HOLD THE
CONTROLS SO HE CAN PULL CIRCUIT BREAKERS.
AN ANALYSIS OF THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER ALSO SHOWS THE FLIGHT
CREW WAS STRUGGLING TO STEER THE PLANE AFTER TAKE-OFF. THE N-T-S-B
SAYS IT IS WORKING TO COMPLETE A FULL TRANSCRIPT.
RADAR DATA SHOWED THE PLANE TOOK A LITTLE MORE THAN A MINUTE TO
DROP INTO LAKE MICHIGAN.
KILLED IN THE CRASH WERE TWO PILOTS AND FOUR MEMBERS OF AN ORGAN
TRANSPLANT TEAM. THEY WERE TRYING TO GET A PAIR OF LUNGS TO A
PATIENT IN MICHIGAN.

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