Pilot Of Doomed Amazon Air Flight Had Poor Training Record, Seemed Confused Before Crash, NTSB Probe Suggests
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December 20, 2019 - Jeremy Bogaisky for forbes.com
The first officer at the controls of an Amazon Air cargo flight that crashed in Texas in February appeared confused, crying out that the plane had stalled during the final moments and putting it into a steep dive, fact-finding reports released by the U.S. National Transport Safety Board on Thursday suggest, while the captain tried to pull the plane's nose up.
The NTSB says that the first officer failed proficiency evaluations during his training at Atlas Air, which operates Amazon Air flights, and at his prior job at Mesa Airlines.
He also washed out of training at two other airlines, which he concealed when he applied for work at Atlas, claiming that he had been doing freelance real estate work and taking college classes during that period of time.
The NTSB released over 2,000 pages of documents from its investigation into the February 23 crash...
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