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Pilot error blamed for plane crash

Discussion in 'Other Hockey' started by truebluefan, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. truebluefan

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    A Russian pilot inadvertently put the wheel brakes on during takeoff, causing a crash that killed 44 people including a professional ice hockey team, investigators said Wednesday, citing lax oversight and insufficient crew training as key reasons behind the error.

    The Interstate Aviation Committee said the Sept. 7 crash of the Yak-42 plane near Yaroslavl in central Russia occurred because one of the two pilots accidentally activated the brakes and then yanked a control wheel to his chest, pulling the plane up too sharply in a desperate attempt to take off.

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/7...error-led-khl-lokomotiv-yaroslavl-plane-crash

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