A military probe has concluded that pilot error was to blame for the crash of a giant C-17 cargo plane after takeoff from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson last July. All four on board the aircraft died. Investigators are not saying which of the four was piloting the plane,
which stalled after making too abrupt a turn after takeoff from the base. The plane was too low to have room to recover, and hit the ground. The casualties were Major Michael Freyholtz of Hines, Minnesota; Major Aaron Malone of Anchorage; Captain Jeffrey Hill of York,
Pennsylvania; and Master Sergeant Thomas Cicardo, an Alaska Air National Guardsman from Anchorage.
The Associated Press