Colgan Air Responds to NTSB Report on Flight 3407
The NTSB released its report into the accident this past Tuesday. Investigators confirmed no mechanical issues with the airplane, citing the pilot’s inadequate training, unnecessary conversation during the flight and fatigue as contributing factors in the crash. According to the NTSB neither pilot reacted properly when the airplane’s stick shaker activated, announcing the airplane was about to enter a stall.
Colgan reiterated their condolences for all those affected by the crash. Forty-four passengers, five crewmembers and one person on the ground lost their lives.