Closing Arguments: Time to Pay Pilots More?

By David Schoetz

May 14, 2009 11:10pm

Testimony continued today about the Buffalo plane crash that killed 50 people in February. Pilot training, fatigue and even salaries have been discussed as possible factors. Co-pilot Rebecca Shaw, who had flown from her Washington state home to Newark before the fatal flight, earned just $24,000 — a salary that would make living in the New York Metropolitan area difficult. So tonight, we ask you: Would you be prepared to pay more for your ticket to ensure commercial pilots and co-pilots were better compensated? Tell us what you think. And you can follow "Nightline" anytime on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Nightline.

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