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Airline captain takes NTSB to court

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posted on Dec, 12 2003 @ 11:03 PM
On Monday, Dec. 15, retired United Airlines Capt. Ray Lahr takes his case against the National Transportation Safety Board to court, the last adversary this unlikely activist ever expected to face.

Lahr has no illusion about the challenge he faces, but he is focusing his attack on the most vulnerable point of the NTSB's defense what he calls "the zoom-climb scenario" and he has marshaled some impressive forces to help breach it.

The government first advanced this scenario six years earlier Nov. 18, 1997, to be precise. That was the day that the FBI closed the criminal case on TWA Flight 800 and did so in a dramatic fashion. It was also the day that forever changed Lahr's life.

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