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Plane Approaches Runway at an Extreme Angle

Short | 02:16

Witnesses to the August 18, 1993 crash of American International Airways Flight 808 described the plane turning towards the runway at an angle of almost 90 degrees ? a clear sign of trouble.

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Firefighters preparing for a practice drill at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay are interrupted by an explosion. They look up to discover an American cargo plane in flames near the Cuban border. Remarkably, the three-man crew is still alive, but barely. When investigators study the duty rosters and log books for the 72 hours leading up to the accident, they uncover a culprit that threatens the lives of cargo pilots everywhere.

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