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Stalled plane causes 2013 Pacific Wings crash, officials report


PIlot file photo

The Alaska State Troopers released this photo of the crashed Pacific Wings deHavilland Beaver on Thunder Mountain.

Last week, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators released a report of the likely cause of last summer's Pacific Wings sightseeing floatplane crash.

The flight for cruise ship passengers crashed into a mountain about 14 miles east of Petersburg last June. Of the seven passengers, four, including the pilot, sustained minor injuries, two sustained serious injuries and one passenger was fatally injured.

A report on the NTSB website states the pilot, 39, failed to maintain adequate altitude above the trees and failed to maintain adequate airspeed while attempting to avoid th...

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