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A Disagreement in the Alitalia Cockpit Has Deadly Consequences

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A captain and his first officer are at odds over the data they receive, as they make their landing approach to Zurich Airport. It is a disagreement that ends in the crash of Alitalia 404, on November 14, 1990.

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A DC-9 lines up for a nighttime landing at Zurich's Kloten Airport. Although the pilots can't see the runway, their navigation instruments indicate the plane is locked onto the proper signal from the airport. But the equipment is wrong. The plane is actually flying more than a thousand feet lower than it should. Discover the series of errors that caused Alitalia Flight 404 to plow into the ground six miles short of its destination.

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