NTSB Report: Pilot Didn't Have Proper Instrument Rating

By KBJR News 1

NTSB Report: Pilot Didn't Have Proper Instrument Rating

April 8, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 4:44 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Investigations into a fatal plane crash near Moorhead Minnesota more than a week ago reveals the pilot did not have the proper instrument rating recommended for the weather conditions at the time of the incident.

According to the preliminary report, the foggy weather in the area of the crash had been forecasted before the Duluth pilot, Kevin Ferris, took off and was not operating on a flight plan.

The report also said that an examination of the wreckage found no sign of mechanical problems that would explain the crash.

Ferris was well known around the Twin Ports as the "Rose Man". He was on his way to Moorehead to spend time with family for Easter.

Ferris was 48 when he died.

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