ordeal of rescuing the three occupants from the Servant Air crash in Kodiak Monday, it's now the investigators turn to determine the cause.
is the lead investigator on this case for the National Transportation Safety
Board. He said a Federal Aviation Administration investigator is examining
records and the wreckage in Kodiak, and will report back to him with his
findings. Lewis said the investigation will not be different or more detailed
just because this is Servant Air's second crash in Kodiak in just over two
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won't change the ... just because it's a second.")
Air Navajo Chieftain crashed in January 2008 into the water off the
of the main runway, killing six, including the pilot.
One of the
obstacles to getting the pilot and two passengers out of the
Islander aircraft appears to have been the amount of cargo in the plane
preventing easy evacuation. Lewis said the investigation will look into
plane was overloaded, or if cargo -reportedly including a four-wheeler -
not securely tied down.
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one of the things ... or what it is.")
there are no known issues with the Islander model aircraft:
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there's a number ... a pretty durable machine.")
was taking off to the west and crashed into the trees across Rezanof
closing the road for several hours. The Islander came to rest nose-down,
touching the ground. Coast Guard Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike
said the trees likely saved the lives of the three people on board,
they had crashed on open ground, the impact would have been greater.
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a distinct possibility ... injuries to the passengers.")
was identified by the Alaska State Troopers as 37-year-old Jason Lobo.
were Zora and Martin Inga of Old Harbor. None suffered life-threatening