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Did a Poorly Trained Pilot Cause Flight 587's Crash?

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When American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into a Queens, NY, neighborhood, investigators identified the extreme rudder movements as a key reason. But why would an experienced pilot make such a basic mistake?

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On a Monday morning in November 2001, a passenger plane slams into a neighborhood in Queens, NY. A community, still in shock over the events of 9/11, is plunged back into panic and chaos. Was it another terrorist attack, a case of pilot error, or does the popular Airbus A300 have a fatal design flaw? Follow FBI and NTSB agents in their joint examination of one of the worst air disasters in U.S. history, one that left 265 people dead, a nation in the grip of fear, and investigators scrambling for answers.

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