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Pilot error or malfunction behind N.Z. plane crash

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Pilot error or mechanical failure were the most likely causes of a 2010 tourist plane crash in New Zealand in which nine people died, a coroner found Monday. 

TVNZ footage taken on September 4, 2010 shows the wreckage of a Fletcher FU24 aircraft in a field near Fox Glacier, New Zealand. Pilot error or mechanical failure were the most likely causes of the 2010 plane crash in which nine people died, a coroner found Monday.

The Fletcher FU24 plunged to the ground and burst into flames shortly after takeoff on September 4, 2010, near Fox Glacier on the rugged west coast of South Island, in New Zealand's worst air accident since 1993.

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