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    Alaska Aircrash Investigations

    S1 E1 Forest Flight Down

    Minutes after takeoff, an air taxi flight veers off course during a 40-mile flight from Juneau to Hoonah, and crashes into a steep mountain. The on-scene investigation and wreckage layout reveals the airplane and engine were not to blame. So what caused the pilot to take her unusual, and deadly, route? Join the investigators of the NTSB Alaska Regional Office as they battle 1,000-foot fjords, dense forests, and very dynamic weather on a quest to solve the mystery of a tragic Cessna 207 accident.

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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.
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Alaska Aircrash Investigations
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