The February 16 crash of a King Air C-90 (N5WU) on an IFR flight in IMC to West Virginia's Yeager Airport may have resulted from the crew intentionally planning to arrive at their destination with minimum fuel on board to expedite engine maintenance work. While being vectored for the ILS to Yeager, the copilot declared an emergency, citing the problem as a "dual engine failure," according to the NTSB. When asked for the number of souls and amount of fuel on board, the copilot responded, "Two ...


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