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Report: Pilot changed course to avoid clouds before crash


JUNEAU (AP) — The pilot of a commuter plane that crashed in southeast Alaska had said he was going to take an alternate route due to cloudy weather before the plane went down, according to a preliminary accident report.

The report from the National Transportation Safety Board on the April 8 crash that left three men dead, including the pilot, 60-year-old David Galla, was released Thursday.

The passengers killed in the accident on Admiralty Island were Greg Scheff, 61, and Thomas Siekawitch, 57. The only survivor, 21-year-old Morgan Enright, remained in critical condition at a Seattle hosp...

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