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NTSB releases report on deadly 2011 plane collision

By Alexis Fernandez 7:43 PM February 15, 2014

Caravan pilot didn't have adequate clearance

ANCHORAGE- A deadly mid-air crash involving a couple flying next to each other in September 2011 was caused by pilot error.

Pilot Scott Veal, 24, was flying with girlfriend Kristen Sprague, 26, over Western Alaska when his Cessna 208 Caravan clipped the wing of Sprague’s smaller Cessna 207, according to a report released by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The NTSB investigation found the caravan pilot did not have adequate clearance while “performing an unexpected and unannounced abrupt maneuver” which caused the collision.

Veal died in the crash.

Sprague managed to land her damaged plane on the tundra, just north of Nightmute.

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