NTSB: Lack Of Weather Info Doomed Scott Crossfield
The NTSB on Thursday released its final report on the plane crash that killed famed aviator Scott Crossfield last year, with an unusual dual finding of blame, citing both Crossfield's failure to ask for weather updates, and air traffic control's failure to give them to him. Crossfield crashed on the morning of April 19, 2006, in Ludville, Ga., while flying alone in his Cessna 210. The safety board's determination of probable cause is: "The pilot's failure to obtain updated en route weather information, which resulted in his continued instrument flight into a widespread area of severe convective activity, and the air traffic controller's failure to provide adverse weather avoidance assistance, as required by Federal Aviation Administration directives, both of which led to the airplane's encounter with a severe thunderstorm and subsequent loss of control." Click here for the full report.