Investigators probing the Aug. 20 Spanair MD-82 crash concluded that the aircraft's flaps were not extended as it attempted to take off and that no warning was sounded in the cockpit. While refraining from issuing a ruling on the crash's cause (ATWOnline, Oct. 8), Spain's Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Commission said in a preliminary report released last week that the inquiry is focused on the flaps issue. According to the MD-82's flight data recorder, "the value registered [on] ...

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