Flight 647 accident points to need for programs that turn pilot deficiencies to proficiencies
The crash of FedEx Flight 647 could lead to wider establishment of Part 121 programs to detect and correct pilot performance deficiencies, and to enhanced emergency evacuation training for flight crews. These are among several recommendations issued by the NTSB last week at its final hearing on the Dec. 18, 2003, accident involving a FedEx MD-10-10F (N364FE). The safety board found flight crew actions as probable cause of the hard landing on Runway 36R at Memphis (Tenn.) International ...
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