The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating whether icing played a role in last Thursday night's Colgan Air/Continental Connection crash outside Buffalo. NTSB Member Steven Chealander, who is leading the investigation, said the Q400's cockpit voice recorder indicated that "the crew discussed significant ice buildup, ice on the windshield and on the leading edge of the wing." He cautioned, however, that the aircraft "had very sophisticated deicing systems on it. They had very ...

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