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Report confirms pilot’s blood alcohol was 5 times over limit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed an Alaska airplane pilot involved in a fatal crash had a blood-alcohol level more than five times above the legal limit for pilots to fly. KTUU-TV reported Saturday that the final NTSB crash report says pilot Charles Weimer was flying under the influence when he failed to maintain a safe distance from Goat Mountain in August 2019. Weimer and three others died in the crash near Girdwood. The report says a witness saw the plane performing aggressive maneuvers before the crash.

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