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The Crash of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 Juneau, Alaska September 4, 1971

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The crash of the Alaska Airlines jet into Mount Fairweather on September 4, 1971 has never been explained definitively. A National Transportation Safety Board report hinted that the flight crew acted properly with the incorrect information they were given. However the same NTSB report stated that the cockpit might have acted more responsibly to prevent a crash. The landing at Juneau Municipal Airport was inhibited by steep mountains and inclement weather, near midnight.

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