FARGO (KFGO-AM) - The National Transportation Safety Board has released the cause of an airplane crash that killed the pilot last year near Hawley, Minn.
Forty-eight-year-old Kevin Ferris died when his Cessna 152 went down in dense fog last March near the Hawley airport.
The NTSB says Ferris made an "improper decision" to conduct a flight into weather conditions that he wasn't qualified to fly in, resulting in a loss of control. Ferris was en route from Superior, Wisc. to Moorhead.
The report says Ferris did not file a flight plan, but did obtain a weather report before the flight.
The NTSB says an examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical problems.