Mechanical Problems Found With Plane That Crashed In Alaska... Investigation
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December 19, 2020 - by The Associated Press for www.cbc.ca
Federal investigators have found problems with an anti-skid device in an airplane that crashed in Alaska last year, killing one person and injuring four others on Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands, according to documents.
The documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday said the plane's systems showed signs of a mechanical issue that could have affected interplay between its brakes and its anti-skid controls, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
Investigators said there were crossed wires on the left side of the plane. The manufacturer of the anti-skid system, Crane, said in the document that the crossed wires could have prevented the brakes on the plane's left side from working.
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