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Lack of rules requiring dissemination of wind condition data and pilot’s insufficient rudder control cited as probable cause of 2008 Denver runway accident
14 July 2010

Lack of rules requiring dissemination of wind condition data and pilot’s insufficient rudder control cited as probable cause of 2008 Denver runway accident

14 July 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the 2008 Continental Airlines flight 1404 runway excursion accident was the captain’s cessation of rudder input, which was needed to maintain directional control of the airplane, about 4 seconds before the aircraft departed the runway, when the airplane encountered a strong and gusty […]