NTSB finds cause of deadly helicopter crash near Skagway
October 11, 2018
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A deadly helicopter crash in southeast Alaska was caused by the pilot’s choice to fly in poor weather and”self-induced pressure to complete the flight,” according to a federal investigative report.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on the June 2016 crash near Skagway that killed 66-year-old Christopher Maggio, a longtime pilot for Temsco Helicopter Inc.
Maggio had left a dog-sledding camp on Denver Glacier before he crashed into a mountainside about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) northeast of the
camp. The crash happened on th...