NTSB focuses on wind gusts in Denver runway incident

The NTSB is confirming strong, gusty winds at Denver International Airport at the time Continental Airlines Flight 1404 was set to take off, and sources say investigators appear to be focused on the weather as a likely culprit in the Dec. 20 runway crash. Initial investigations have not revealed any mechanical problems with the Boeing 737, and the runway was reported to be free of snow and ice.

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