Listen: NTSB warns of floatplane safety after third crash
"Well, there is a new warning about the safety of float planes after three crashes since last week, killing nine people CBS news correspondent, Jonathan vaguely Auty said that the latest crash was yesterday in Alaska's Prince William Sound and another near Ketchikan the preliminary NTSB report details. The moments before the deadly, mid air, collision, the pilot of the in otter floatplane telling investigators he was dropping altitude to show tourists so waterfall when he saw a flash from his left side and experienced a large loud impact. Six people were killed ten injured, and in the nine days that followed two more planes crashed killing three and injuring two as the NTSB investigates, all three accidents. They've issued this warning these kinds of flights may not be safe in their so called most wanted list of safety improvements. The says air-taxis like flow planes are aircraft that currently don't require the same kind of advanced crash prevention technology that the FAA requires of commercial airlines Alaska residents rely on planes, more than any other state with nearly eight thousand residents holding a pilot's license six times, as many Alaskans own plane, says the national average, the FAA says they regularly perform. Unannounced surveillance on float planes, and will increase oversight of Taqwa on air. The company responsible for two of the three crashes but the NTSB is asking the FAA to require all flow planes update. Their onboard"