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Overworked, Unfocused and Underpaid Pilots

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Overworked, Unfocused and Underpaid Pilots

Short | 03:50

Because of the airline's financial struggles, the pilot of flight 708 hadn't been paid in months and was moonlighting as a bartender to support his family. So was the crash the airline's fault?

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An overweight plane, an overworked crew, or an overpowering storm? What caused the fatal crash of West Caribbean Airways Flight 708? The plane was considered to be one of the safest in the world. Yet, its sudden plummet to Earth from over 30,000 feet leaves investigators scrambling for clues. Join them as they gather evidence, test theories, and uncover the myriad factors that contributed to the crash that killed all 160 individuals on board and ultimately grounded the airline for good.

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