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NTSB Says Pilot Fatigue And Error Led To Plane Crash That Killed Six Locals

Jul 24, 2018

The Fleming Family
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The National Transportation Safety Board says pilot fatigue and his confusion over a plane's autopilot mode were among the causes of a 2016 crash into Lake Erie off Cleveland, killing all six central Ohioans onboard. 

The NTSB's final report says John Fleming had been awake nearly 17 hours at the time of the crash. The report also says the autopilot was not engaged as it should have been after takeoff.