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Plane Crash Mysteries Spur Renewed Calls for Cockpit Cameras

Video would give investigators invaluable ‘eyes’ on a situation but pilots say cameras would be a violation of privacy.

Rescuers stand in a silent tribute for victims at the site of the China Eastern Airlines plane crash in Wuzhou, on March 27.

Rescuers stand in a silent tribute for victims at the site of the China Eastern Airlines plane crash in Wuzhou, on March 27.

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“We’re too low! We’re too low! We’re too low!”

The Boeing Co. 737 co-pilot’s frenzied warnings on Sept. 28, 2018 came too late. Within seconds, the Air Niugini Ltd. passenger flight slammed into the waters of the western Pacific, half a kilometer short of the runway at Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. One of the 47 people on board, unbelted and flung forward on impact, was killed before the plane sank.