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Remote Weather Cameras Are Saving Graces For Alaskan Pilots

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Remote Weather Cameras Are Saving Graces For Alaskan Pilots

Short | 02:11

For pilots in Alaska, knowing in advance what weather they'll face can be a matter of life and death. Fortunately, remote camera installations now deliver vital weather intel in real time.


    • Saturday
    • 6:00am
    Jul 20
    Engine Out in Midair
    • Saturday
    • 6:00am
    Jul 27
    Plane Down in the Tundra
    • Friday
    • 4:00am
    Aug 02
    Forest Flight Down

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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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