NTSB Determines Cause of Crash


by Mike Ford

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined the cause of August's small plane crash in Kodiak. An examination found a throttle cable became disconnected due to a missing self-locking nut.

The plane owned by Island Air went down in shallow water and both people on board were able to wade to shore. The crash happened on a flight to check maintenance that had been done. The pilot said the throttle control stopped working as he was making his approach.

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