The National Transportation Safety Board recently assigned a cause to a fatal plane accident that happened in Los Alamos almost one year ago.
In early December of last year, Harmony, Minnesota resident Michael Fjetland, 51 landed his two-seater Aviat Husky A-1C-200 airplane at the Los Alamos County Airport. Along for the ride was his friend and business partner Kevin Burrs. After exploring Los Alamos and making a Christmas shopping trip to Santa Fe, the two businessmen decided to take off on the morning of Dec. 8. Shortly after takeoff, the Husky, which Fjetland was piloting at the time, crashed into Los Alamos/Omega Canyon, killing the two men instantly.
The NTSB, a federal entity charged with investigating aviation and ground transportation accidents, said the pilot, due to adverse weather conditions and other factors, simply lost control of the plane, causing it to crash.