Smoke rises from the site where an Air Force C-17 transport crashed last summer near Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. An accident investigation board has concluded that pilot error, including "over-aggressiveness" and "over confidence" led to the accident that killed four crew members (AP photo)
The Air Force has released portions of the report on last summer's crash of a C-17 transport at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska--and it's not pretty.
According to investigators, the accident was the result of pilot error, specifically "over aggressive maneuvering and over confidence." Four crew members died in the mishap, which destroyed the $184 million airlifter. From the AP report on the accident board's findings, via Air Force Times: