When Alaska Central Express flight 51 crashed near Dillingham on March 8, 2013, it was the result of mistakes made by numerous people, both on the ground and in the air. As with all crashes, there are lessons to be learned.
Every year, with tragic regularity, Alaska's aviation community suffers through hunting season. A review of some common mistakes from the past can go a long way toward making 2014 a better season for everyone.Colleen Mondor
The elevator cables were misrigged in the PA-12, which may have resulted in the airplane climbing steeply before it 'pivoted' down toward the ground, as described by an eyewitness. The pilot was killed in the crash.Colleen Mondor