Report: Alaska crash pilot had limited experience in plane

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A preliminary report by federal aviation officials said the pilot of a small commuter airplane that crashed in Alaska and killed five people on board had limited experience in the aircraft.

    KTUU-TV reported the National Transportation Safety Board report said the pilot of the Feb. 6 flight that crashed 30 minutes after takeoff was also missing equipment.

    The report said the plane traveling from Bethel to Kipnuk did not have a tracking device, functional Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast unit, recorder devices or a GPS device.

    The agency said no emergency locator transmissions were received after the plane took off.

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