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When a plane crashed after takeoff from Los Alamos Airport Dec. 8, it marked the first time there had been a fatality here in the past 30 years, according to the National Transportation Safety Board database, which is on its website.
The NTSB has computer archives back to the early 1980s.
By plugging in Los Alamos, N.M., to the database, the NTSB has investigated 10 previous incidents. The airport, however, opened in 1947 and records were not available until the early 1980s.
The NTSB still is investigating the crash that killed two out-of-state men.
The preliminary report did not offer too many clues into what caused the crash but it quoted a witness as saying it took a steep left bank turn before disappearing from sight.
The report said “two witnesses reported seeing the airplane. The first witness reported seeing the airplane appear out of whirling snow and then make a 180-degree turn. The second witness reported he saw the airplane about 100-feet in the air and then make a steep left bank turn before disappearing from sight.
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