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Cause of motorized glider’s crash remains undetermined

    This photo taken as part of a National Transportation Safety Board investigation shows the wreck of an Edge XT-912-L light sport aircraft underwater off Hanapepe, Kauai. The crash killed the pilot and a passenger and drew attention to a regulatory loophole allowing the aircraft to be exempted from strict commercial air tour safety standards.
    The wreckage of an aircraft was lifted ashore after it crashed off Hanapepe, Kauai, on Feb. 15, 2011. NTSB investigators have yet to specify a cause for the crash, which killed the operator and his passenger.

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