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Pilot in Nantucket Crash Radioed Tower
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   A pilot who crashed and died in thick fog at Nantucket Memorial Airport asked the tower if the runway lights were on just before the accident. That's according to a preliminary accident report by federal investigators.
   The National Transportation Safety Board report says the airport supervisor confirmed the lights were on, but Riggs did not respond. The supervisor heard the airplane overhead and assumed that the pilot had performed a missed approach. Moments later, airport operations called to say the plane had crashed. The report says the Cessna 402-C passed inspection about three weeks before the accident.
   David Riggs of Rochester died after the Island Airlines plane crashed while making a routine newspaper delivery run on September 23rd. Leslie Goodspeed of Osterville, a fellow airline employee, was seriously hurt.

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