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Crash Investigators Call in Experts from the Plane's Manufacturer

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Japanese investigators looking into the crash of China Airlines Flight 140 on April 26, 1994 have called in a technical expert from Airbus. If the plane's systems had malfunctioned prior to the crash, he would be able to identify it.

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China Airlines Flight 140 is less than three minutes from touching down at Japan's Nagoya Airport. Suddenly, the highly automated A300 gains speed and won't respond to the pilots' nose-dive commands. After an aborted landing and attempted go-around, the aircraft stalls and crashes into the ground, killing 264 passengers and crew. With so many A300s in service around the world, investigators must determine what happened before a similar accident occurs.

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