January 8th, 2014
08:33 PM ET

Critical cockpit technology to prevent plane crashes not required

Why me? It's the question that plagues survivors of horrific plane crashes an the theme of the documentary "Sole Survivor", which makes its global television debut Thursday night at 9pm eastern on CNN.

The film explores the complex emotions experienced by lone survivors of major plane crashes.

Co-pilot survived crash that killed 49

One of these deadly flights was Comair Flight 5191 that crashed when the pilots tried to take off from the wrong runway.

New technology exists to prevent this type of crash. So why isn't it being used in all cockpits?

CNN's Rene Marsh has the story.

Filed under: Aviation Industry • CNN Films
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  1. Andrew

    that's strange
    did the control tower not notice anything?

    January 9, 2014 at 11:50 am | Reply

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