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Transcript: Pilots were musing about sports cars

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A voice recorder transcript shows the pilots of a regional airliner that ran off a runway in January were musing about sports cars moments before the aborted takeoff.

The transcript was released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board. It shows the pilots of US Airways Express Flight 2495 engaged in an extended conversation about their dream sports cars while preparing for take off at an airport in Charleston, West Virginia.

Federal Aviation Administration rules prohibit any cockpit conversation during takeoffs and landings that's not directly related to flying the aircraft. The plane was building up speed when a warning sounded that the flaps were in the wrong position. It stopped a short distance from a cliff.

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