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Report: NC Air Guard Crew Misjudged, 4 Died

November 14, 2012, 2:11 PM

Report: NC Air Guard Crew Misjudged, 4 Died
RALEIGH, NC -

An Air Force crash report says four members of a North Carolina Air National Guard plane fighting Western wildfires died last summer when the crew misjudged conditions and flew into a wind burst that slammed them to the ground.

The accident investigation report released Wednesday said a C-130 air tanker fighting a wildfire in the South Dakota Black Hills crashed because the crew made an "inadequate assessment" of conditions and flew into a microburst.

Four of the six crew members from a North Carolina Air National Guard unit flying the plane died July 1. Two crewmen were injured.

A microburst is a narrow wind gust that rushes downward out of a thunderstorm. A plane flying through it at low altitude can quickly lose the lift that keeps it aloft.

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