| New Zealand News | Thursday August 16 2012 19:45
A former CAA investigator says heâ s almost certain the pilot of the Fox Glacier plane crash would have abandoned take off if he had incorrectly set the planes trim.
The inquest into the skydive crash which killed nine people in 2010 is underway in Greymouth.
Earlier evidence heard a possible reason for the plane taking off earlier and far more vertical than normal could have been the pilotâ s failure to properly adjust, or trim the stabilator, as he had done two weeks before.
But Mark Houston says the pilot would have known as soon as he started down the runway.
"If the pilot was experiencing that on the takeoff run. I am almost certain that knowing what he knew about the aircraft and its performance, he would have done what did the first time and that's discontinued the takeoff."
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