Pilot training comes under scrutiny in wake of Buffalo, N.Y., crash

02/19/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The · ABC News

The crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 is focusing attention on the issue of pilot training. NTSB officials confirmed Wednesday that they are looking into the crew's reaction to mechanical warnings of a possible stall. Following the crash of another commuter jet in 2004 -- this one with no passengers aboard -- the NTSB called for improved pilot training in general, and more focus on so-called "stick-pusher systems" in particular. Colgan Air, which operated the Bombardier Q400 involved in last week's incident, said its training programs "meet or exceed the regulatory requirements for all major airlines."

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