Gol 737-800 crash investigators have concluded that the ExcelAire Legacy 600 had its transponder switched off before colliding with the passenger aircraft, Estado de Sao Paulo reported. The transponder, which alerts air traffic controllers to a plane's position, apparently was turned on after the midair collision. The Legacy's two American pilots, who are being held in Brazil for questioning, have denied turning off the transponder (ATWOnline, Oct. 5). Estado said investigators determined ...

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