Data recorder recovered from AK helicopter crash

Apr 06, 2013 -- 11:25am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Investigators have recovered a data recorder from the wreckage of a deadly state trooper helicopter crash a week ago east of Talkeetna.  Pilot Mel Nading, Trooper Tage Toll and snowmobiler Carl Ober died March 30 in the crash. The crash is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. The data recorder will help them figure out what happened. It records images of the instruments in the cockpit as well as flight data. NTSB investigators were initially unable to find the device and only recovered it after a second trip to the crash scene. The state troopers were returning after rescuing the injured snowmobiler when the crash occurred. The NTSB is expected to release a preliminary report on the crash next week.

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