It Was the Wing After All

Nearly a year and a half after a Chalk's seaplane crashed over Miami Beach, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board came to some conclusions about the cause of the accident during a meeting today.

Faulty repair of a wing crack and poor maintenance were the causes, the board said.

The NTSB said there was nothing the crew could have done to save the plane or its passengers. ''It glares at you that this was a poorly operated airline,'' board chairman Mark Rosenker said.

Most of the people on the plane were from Bimini, a tiny, close-knit Bahamian island.

So, so sad.

The NTSB will be issuing a final report on the crash within a few weeks. To watch the NTSB's meeting, go here.

tamara.lush@miaminewtimes.com

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