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Wreckage from a plane crash is loaded onto a flatbed trailer for removal at the scene where Continental Flight 3407 crashed into a home in Clarence, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.

Doomed NY flight operator defends pilot training

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The operator of Continental Connection Flight 3407 that crashed in Buffalo last week defended both its training programs and the pilot after investigators said they would examine whether the crew overreacted when an automatic safety system sensed the plane was slowing down dangerously.

Investigators say the pilot pulled back on the plane's controls after the safety system tried to push the nose downward to gain speed and increase lift.

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