Brazilian officials investigating the Sept. 29 midair collision between a Gol 737-800 and an ExcelAire Legacy 600 that led to the deaths of all 154 aboard the 737 said Sunday that air traffic controllers were at least partly at fault in the accident. The two ExcelAire pilots, who were detained in Brazil for more than a month after the crash, were charged last month with endangering aircraft safety and face the prospect of a criminal trial (ATWOnline, Dec. 11, 2006). The official ...

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