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NTSB: Pilot flew too low, causing NM fatal crash

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The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal wreck last year that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week said.

The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigation found no mechanical problems with the helicopter, a single-engine Bell UH-1H manufactured in 1967, and found that pilot Coleman Dodd was flying too low over mountainous terrain at night.


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