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The Nation

The Boeing Co. said it is developing a warning system to alert airline pilots to wind shears and tell them what evasive action to take. John Wheeler, spokesman for the Seattle aircraft maker, described the new system as “simply a change in the computer software” aboard the big jets. Its main value, he said, is in telling the pilot how to avoid the danger. Wind shear, a sudden and violent down-draft, is suspected of causing the Delta Air Lines crash in August that killed 136 people.


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