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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...

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