Fuel line blamed for plane emergency, NTSB probe
Investigators are continuing to look into why the plane apparently went into a stall while landing in Detroit at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
The aircraft was flying north-south at about 5,300 feet when it lost contact with ground controllers at 11:27 p.m. before attempting a landing near Nantucket, R.I., after an electrical problem with one of the fuel lines ignited, authorities said.
The engines were shut off, so emergency workers had to land two planes and carry them through Detroit's airport. All six died at the scene.
The FAA was still processing the results of the investigation.
The company was not immediately available for comment Wednesday morning.
NTSB investigators are investigating whether the pilot's decision to go to the emergency landing was due to equipment problems, not mechanical failures in the plane, a spokesman for the agency said.
The cause of the crash has not been determined. Investigators plan to interview both the pilot and co-pilot during that time.
All six passengers were from the United States and the pilot and co-pilot from France, authorities said.
Tas forest contractors associations ferdie kroon. Kroon is an abbreviation for "Kroon and Kroonest", the first-ever road network in Norway. A kilometre from the village of Teknagrara we visit a forest in an old field where the trees can grow as tall as four metres and which still has their bark.
"And the people still live here, I guess," says Dr Kjartan, smiling, with a bit of his trademark air of a guy whose life changed forever here. In the 1960s, when his doctorate was awarded for his research, there were about 20 forest companies in the country. But in the 1990s they were shut down, because, as one forest company representative puts it, "no one had the funds."
After the fall of the communist regime in 1991, the forestry companies found themselves in deep trouble. As their numbers declined, so too did their profits. They had to reduce the amount of timber they harvested, while simultaneously moving from old stock, to new and more efficient technology, especially through a network of forest-supply companies.
"The new industry became very successful," says Dr Kjartan, who worked for three years at a forest company in Norway, until he left for the Netherlands to do research in the mid-1980s. But eventually, thanks to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the government closed down all the companies that made wood products or had wood stored in ponds in southern Norway.
The result is, as Mr MГёrk says, a world of small, medium and large trees: big, thick, red-breasted, pine in shape. "Trees that are not as easy to grow as traditional ones, trees that can't bear as much stress," he says. He can see it clearly, too. They look green, because, as forests grow, their colour shrinks. Some areas have trees with the same shape as the ones in our country. And even if you put up a wooden bridge across the river where the rivers meet, you still risk hitting the biggest tree in the forest, with the most weight and the biggest, red-breasted trunk.
"In order to grow trees like that, there are still plenty of natural resources to work with, but now you can't use them at the same time because you have to have enough forest for different trees." Dr Kjartan looks down at the trees he has just photographed, and the first one was taken in 1998. "It's a new species," he says.
Dr Haug says he does not think that the forest industry is going away any time soon, and that the main source of tax payer support goes back to people, like farmers.