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BA2276: “The Las Vegas Miracle?” A Pilot’s Perspective

Usually after any kind of incident on an airliner, reporters interview distraught passengers who are only all too willing to relay the terrible circumstances that existed on the doomed jet. These sort of interviews make for great television, as our brains instinctively fill in all the missing bits of drama that we know must have occurred. After all, we've seen this script played out for years in aviation disaster movies. The engine failure, aborted takeoff, and fire which occurred on a…