NTSB Clears Reno Tower After Rough Landing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of a small plane's rough landing at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in September has cleared air traffic controllers there of any wrongdoing.

The NTSB said Wednesday the 62-year-old pilot from Montana probably was to blame for the damage to his own plane's wing because he failed to adequately account for crosswinds.

Leon Roberts of Noxon said he and a pilot of another single-engine plane almost crashed in the unexpected wind gusts in excess of 20 mph on Sept. 16. Roberts complained to NTSB he got bad information about the wind from the control tower and he felt he should have been directed to a different runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration reviewed the incident
earlier. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says they found "no issues of

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