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Report filed in plane mishap

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- A combination of mechanical problems and inadequate monitoring by the captain likely caused an American Airlines passenger jet to go off the end of the runway into deep snow at the Jackson Hole Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

The Boeing 757-200 overshot the runway by 730 feet after it landed Dec. 29, 2010. The plane sustained minor damage but none of the 185 passengers and crew on the flight from Chicago was hurt.

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