Veteran Embry-Riddle pilot Michele Halleran, along with Advanced Simulation Program Manager Thomas Peterson, used the university’s full-motion, Level D flight simulator to explain to ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz how Captain Tammie Jo Shults reacted when her Boeing 737-700 aircraft experienced engine failure shortly after takeoff on April 17. The steps Captain Shults took to safely land Southwest Flight 1380 were reenacted for Raddatz and a crew from ABC News 20/20.
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