Turbine Otter Crash near Dillingham

The pilot of the Otter that crashed in Alaska on Monday, killing Senator Stevens and three other passengers, encountered some very bad weather.  Low ceilings.  Fog and rain.  Gusty winds.

Rugged terrain only complicated things.  Fortunately, the pilot had tons of experience  — tens of thousands of hours.  According to the Alaska Dispatch, had any less talented pilot