Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt is pressing the federal government to investigate further just how much a role Federal Aviation Administration action played in a fatal plane crash in December of 1999. Six people associated with the College of the Ozarks were killed in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board lists causes such as low ceiling, rain, and pilot fatigue. Congressman Blunt has written the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, asking for a full investigation. Shortly after the crash, stories surfaced that the pilot had been greatly troubled by FAA inspections of the college aviation program. Some speculate the FAA had been retaliating for the pilot’s testimony against Agency personnel.
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