Federal investigators say weather not a factor in a helicopter crash

The helicopter crash near Sheep Mountain last month killed four people. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Larry Lewis says witnesses in the area on April 15 say visibility was at least 2 miles, and there was a high ceiling. Lewis says they will now focus on mechanical factors in the crash of the state-chartered helicopter. Era Helicopters pilot Benoit Pin died, along with three employees of the state Department of Administration. A 14-year-old boy survived.

Associated Press – Anchorage