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Pilot convicted of lying to NTSB in fatal 2014 Alaska crash

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The pilot in the fatal 2014 Atigun Pass plane crash has been convicted in federal court for lying to investigators about his altitude before the crash that killed one passenger. Kirst was piloting a Ryan Navion plane for Kirst Aviation on Aug. 24, 2014 near Atigun Pass carrying three Canadian tourists who were on a one-day sightseeing trip before starting an Alaska cruise. The release states Kirst left Bettles and flew too low over infrastructure. (www.ktva.com) More...

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sparkie624
sparkie624 9
Makes us all in the industry look bad... Not good to lie about anything... It only gets worse in the end.
Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling 2
Either you were stupid, or really stupid. Lying about altitude? He did know they had recors of the altitude, right?

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