Investigators strive to figure out crash near Buffalo

02/20/2009 | USA Today

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into why the nose of the plane that crashed near Buffalo, N.Y., last week shot up during an otherwise normal landing. Understanding the crew's thinking could help explain why the plane plummeted to the ground. "It's an old, old issue in accident investigation," said John Lauber, a former NTSB board member. "The technology does not exist that allows you to capture the intent. You always have to infer the intent."

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