Capt. Epps dies - part 4

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Lo Premier they getting who definite." 107 6 ? hen fo Boise to pick up the men. Company Paid By Mile The board Sflid General Airways vas paid a flat DO cents a mile or hauling passengers under its contract which stipulated it woul lave to stand the housing and feed ng of passengers delayed en route Under this arrangement had the guardsmen spent the night in Pu eblo, the board said, the cost to he carrier would have been abou $250. In its conclusions the board sail "This accident was a consider able length of time in the makin, and was fully preventable. "The facts show that operaliona supervision demanding complionc with regulations was complete! lacking and that Capt. Epps dem onslraled disregard for the civi air regulations. "The flight went to and bcyon its point of safe diversion despit exemplary efforts by FAA person net to help. The captain pressed o to complete n mission long afte good judgment called for discon tinuing the flight. "The inevitable conclusion is tha economic factors rather than th basic principles of safe flight wer dominant. 'The board determines that th probable cause of this accident wa the captain's poor judgment in tinuing into known and dangerou icing conditions." a a

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  1. Idaho State Journal,
  2. 25 Nov 1959, Wed,
  3. Page 14

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