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A Plane Runs Into Trouble as It Prepares for Take Off

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What caused Continental Airlines Flight 1404 to crash land shortly after an out-of-control take off on December 20, 2008? Was it strong winds, or did the flight crew somehow misread the conditions?

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A Boeing 737, seconds before liftoff from Denver to Houston, races off the runway, hits a steep ridge, and briefly goes airborne before slamming to Earth and bursting into flames. Revisit the 2008 crash of Continental Airlines Flight 1404 and follow investigators as they look into a mechanical problem previously found on other Boeing 737s, only to find the true culprit in the Rocky Mountains.

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