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A wedding flyover that turned tragic. A commuter flight that mysteriously veered off course and slammed into a mountain. A pilot and passenger who survived a crash only to succumb to the raging currents of an icy waterway. These are just a few of roughly 100 aircraft accidents that occurred in Alaska in 2015 and challenged one of the busiest and most unique offices of the National Transportation Safety Board. Follow NTSB investigators as they attempt to determine the probable cause of each crash, be it man, machine, or environment on Alaska Aircrash Investigations.
Two hunters on a Cessna 180 fly low over the coastline of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula before making a steep and sudden climb. Seconds later, the plane slams into a bluff and bursts into flames, taking the lives of both men. The post-crash fire destroys crucial evidence needed to determine the cause of the accident. Follow local NTSB investigators as they attempt to solve the case, based on remaining clues, witness accounts, and a trip to Mobile, Alabama, where the plane's engine was manufactured.
September 15, 2015. In the dark, early morning hours on East Wind Lake, a Turbine Otter departs for a prime fishing spot on Cape Douglas, but it never arrives. Shortly after takeoff, the plane goes down in a remote area, leaving three dead. One survivor of the crash testifies that there was a mysterious sound shortly before the accident. However, it's a later discovery made by the NTSB Alaska Regional Office that blows the case wide open and reveals the preventable set of circumstances that led to the disaster.
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