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Did This Flight Crew Have the Training to Fly a Boeing 737?

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Did This Flight Crew Have the Training to Fly a Boeing 737?

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With no apparent mechanical or external cause found for the September 14, 2008 crash, investigators focus on the flight crew?s experience. Were they qualified and adequately trained to fly a Boeing 737?

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Two Russian pilots with limited experience flying Boeing 737s attempt to land one in the middle of the night with both of the aircraft's engines operating at different power levels. The pairing of a new captain with an unproven first officer was enough to put passengers at risk, but there was one more factor at play that sealed the fate of Aeroflot Nord Flight 821. Witness the fatal crash that occurred minutes before landing, and follow the investigation that led to a call to completely overhaul Russia's aviation system.

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