Family members moaned and gasped as Colgan's vice-president Mary Finnigan told the National Transportation Safety Board about the airline's commitment to safety.
It was also revealed that the 24-year-old co-pilot made just $16,000 a year and had made a 36-hour commute from Washington State to Newark, New Jersey where the plane took off.
The NTSB will be back for a third day of hearings on Thursday, looking into the fatal flight which crashed February 12th near Clarence.
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