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Pilots in US crash may have been fatigued

Testimony on the second day of a three-day National Transportation Safety Board hearing raised the possibility that fatigue was a factor in the deadly crash.

world Updated: May 13, 2009 21:27 IST

The co-pilot in a February airline crash that killed 50 people in upstate New York was living with her parents in the West Coast city of Seattle and commuting across the US to her job.

Testimony on the second day of a three-day National Transportation Safety Board hearing raised the possibility that fatigue was a factor in the deadly crash.

Co-pilot Rebecca Shaw, 24, was working out of Newark Liberty International Airport on the East Coast. The night before the accident she flew overnight as a passenger from Seattle to report to work in Newark.

Testimony indicates Shaw and Captain Marvin Renslow made several fundamental mistakes as Continental Connection Flight 3407 approached Buffalo Niagara International Airport in wintry weather the night of Feb. 12.