The National Transportation Safety Board has completed an investigation into a March plane crash in Glencoe that killed three people.
The plane broke apart in the air, the NTSB said, after the pilot wandered into bad weather for which he was not rated to fly. It said the plane exceeded its “design limits” at the time, indicating the pilot lost situational awareness in the clouds and lost control of the plane.
I did an analysis of the crash at the time, which you can find here. The NTSB report is here.
The three were flying from Minneapolis to Colorado. The NTSB says the pilot apparently did not get a weather briefing before departing
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.