UK and Sweden dispute NTSB findings on fatal Saab 2000 overrun

Conclusions of a report by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into a fatal 2019 overrun involving a PenAir Saab 2000 have been disputed by Swedish and UK investigators.

The report concluded that cross-wiring of the aircraft’s antiskid braking systems led to the crash which killed one passenger and seriously injured another.

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The Saab 2000 was originally delivered to Air Marshall Islands in 1995. All images NTSB

The Swedish Accident Investigation Authority (SHK) and the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) submitted a letter outlining their dissenting opinion that it was a series of operational factors that were the primary cause of the accident.

The crash occurred while the crew of the turboprop, N686PA (c/n 2000-017) were attempting to land at Unalaska Airport in Alaska on October 17, 2019.

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