Listen: NTSB, Alaska And FAA discussed on KCBS 24 Hour News
"There's a new warning about. The safety of float planes after three crashes since last week, killing nine people CBS news correspondent Jonathan Viggo Yati said the latest crash was Tuesday 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 otter floatplane telling investigators he was dropping altitude to show Taurus, 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 nineties, 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 NTSB 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"