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Bad weather may have caused fatal Alaska airplane crash


August 15, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A southeast Alaskan pilot had told family members the weather might be bad before his single-engine plane was found crashed, a report said.

An investigation began after the July 11 crash killed 68-year-old Wrangell pilot and attorney Michael Nash, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday.

Nash was headed to Wrangell, Alaska, from Friday Harbor, Washington, after an annual inspection of his PA-24 Comanche aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

Nash told family members he had six hours of fuel and was planning to stop in Ketchikan to refill beca...

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