Coast Guard Admiral Breaks Silence on Crash

The Coast Guard admiral in charge of Alaska has broken his public silence on charges against the survivor of a helicopter crash that killed three people from Air Station Sitka.

Lt. Lance Leone faces charges that include the military equivalent of negligent homicide. It will be up to Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo to decide whether those charges proceed to a full court martial, get handled administratively, or are dropped altogether.

But Leone’s attorney says comments Ostebo made on a Juneau radio station compromise his ability to be fair in the case.

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