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Investigators Get an Anonymous Tip into a Plane Crash

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Investigators Get an Anonymous Tip into a Plane Crash

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Thanks to an anonymous tip, investigators suspect that Fine Air Flight 101?s balance had been impaired by an overweight cargo, leading to its August 7, 1997 crash. Now they need to test that theory.

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Fine Air Cargo Flight 101 takes off from Florida en route to the Dominican Republic with an 87,000-pound payload. A miscommunication between the freight loaders and flight crew regarding the weight of the cargo and how it was distributed leads to a cascading series of events that ends in a deadly crash in the heart of Miami. Follow NTSB investigators as they race to figure out what caused the disaster and see how, after several dead ends, an anonymous tip helped break the case open.

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