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20 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Alaska commuter air carrier suffered operational, training flaws before crash

(This April 24 story corrects headline to clarify that the air carrier in question is not Alaska Airlines, which has no involvement) (Reuters) - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to inform pilots of shifting weather conditions and other hazards leading up to a 2013 crash in western Alaska that killed four people, the National Transportation Safety Board said on ...

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APR 24, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Alaska airline suffered operational, training flaws before deadly crash

(Reuters) - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to inform pilots of shifting weather conditions and other hazards leading up to a 2013 crash in western Alaska that killed four people, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. The Cessna 208B, a single-engine turboprop, had been heading from Bethel to Mountain Village in deteriorating winter weather and crashed about ...

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APR 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Wrong fuel blamed for crash-landing of twin-engine plane

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas official says the use of improper fuel is believed to have caused the crash landing of a private plane last week that injured the pilot and two passengers. Angelina County Judge Wes Suiter told The Lufkin Daily News (http://bit.ly/1I1dr9C) that a lineman at the Angelina County Airport misidentified Edd Hendee's Cessna 421B aircraft ...

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APR 22, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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NTSB: Pilot suicide cause of small plane crash near Denver

DENVER (AP) — Investigators say a man who was killed in a small plane crash in Adams County intentionally slammed the aircraft into the ground after his wife told him she wanted a divorce. Witnesses told investigators they saw the plane traveling fast at low altitude before it made a steep, banking turn and crashed.

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APR 22, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Pilot error, faulty turbine light likely causes of crash

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Federal investigators say pilot error and a non-functioning light atop a wind turbine are probable causes of a plane crash that killed four South Dakota men a year ago. The American News reports (http://bit.ly/1Dd9bgf ) that a National Transportation Safety Board report released this week says the pilot's decision to fly low in deteriorating weather and ...

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