Pilot in deadly crash said tried to avoid terrain
The report by the National Transportation Safety Board said the pilot was making his fourth flight of the day when the floatplane crashed June 4.
One passenger, 66-year-old Thomas L. Rising of Santa Fe, N.M., died and two members of a Pennsylvania family were seriously injured. The pilot and three other family members had minor injuries. The survivors were rescued hours later.
According to the NTSB, the pilot said there were no mechanical problems with the floatplane that would have precluded normal operation. He said weather conditions, however, had deteriorated throughout the day.
KTUU said the report was released late Wednesday.
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