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Crew training under scrutiny in Jefferson City RegionalJet crash
14 June 2005

It appears that two Canadair RJ200 pilots on a repositioning flight last October, wanted to `have a little fun` by taking the plane to an unusually high altitude (FL410). The cockpit voice recorder transcript released during the NTSB hearing regarding the accident showed how the pilots cracked jokes and decided to take the jet to its maximum altitude. At that altitude almost simultaneously, both engines shut down and the aircraft crashed at Jefferson City. The NTSB hearing will a.o. focus on operator and FAA oversight of flight operations and crew training. (NTSB, Jefferson City News Tribune)