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Published March 15, 2011, 01:54 PM

NTSB Says Pilot Error in MN Crash That Killed 8

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that pilot error caused a 2008 business jet crash in Minnesota that killed all eight people aboard.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that pilot error caused a 2008 business jet crash in Minnesota that killed all eight people aboard, including six New Jersey residents traveling for an Atlantic City casino project.

The NTSB's ruling Tuesday cited the captain's decision to attempt a go-around late in his landing roll without enough runway left for the maneuver.

The NTSB cited contributing factors, including poor coordination between pilot and first officer and fatigue that probably impaired the judgment of both.

The Hawker Beechcraft jet crashed July 31, 2008, at the airport in Owatonna, in southern Minnesota. The passengers on the plane were working on a Revel Entertainment casino project that later fell apart.

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