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    FedEx crew can't help solve Tallahassee crash

    ©Associated Press
    January 12, 2003

    TALLAHASSEE -- A three-member crew with perfect flying records was baffled as to how their FedEx jet crashed on approach to Tallahassee last summer, with no recollection of anything that might have caused the accident.

    All three crew members on FedEx Flight 1478 survived the July 26 crash at Tallahassee Regional Airport. The Boeing 727 was carrying cargo from Memphis when it crashed. No one on the ground was injured.

    Records released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board show that none of the crew noticed anything out of the ordinary until the plane started shaking just before impact.

    The NTSB is likely months from determining what caused the crash.

    Investigators publicly and immediately ruled out terrorism, but left nearly all other scenarios open.

    Officials at FedEx have said they won't comment on the investigation publicly until after the NTSB has released its final report.

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