CAIB Photo by Rick Stiles 2003
Dr. Sheila Widnall, CAIB board member, briefed reporters regarding analysis of data - both received from the orbiter and from the MADs recorder recovered as debris in East Texas - and how this data corresponded with other investigative courses explored by the Board. The Board's conclusion is that a breach in the wing was 'pre-existing' to entry into the Earth's atmosphere.

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