Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Investigators Look at Human Factors in Kennedy Crash Analysts Study 2 Right Turns

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Investigators Look at Human Factors in Kennedy Crash Analysts Study 2 Right Turns

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As searchers located the wreckage of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane on the ocean floor, investigators were continuing their efforts to determine whether human factors played a role in the crash, government officials said yesterday.

Those involved in the investigation said they would continue to look at Kennedy's flight training and what areas may have played a role in his decision to fly Friday night.

Yesterday, investigators and aviation experts continued to analyze a right turn Kennedy made about 20 miles from the Martha's Vineyard Airport, at 2,300 feet, which appeared to be planned.

About a minute and a half later, however, the aircraft banked another steep right, according to radar tracking, which indicates the initial stage at which the plane went out of control.

"The first turn appeared to be a controlled right turn. The second was when he started the massive descent. He was on his way in," said Michael Barr, director of the University of Southern California's Aviation Safety Program, which trains safety officials on how to investigate crashes. …

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