NTSB issues safety recommendations after Alaska midair crash

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency tasked with investigating plane crashes is recommending that all pilots be required to communicate their positions on a designated radio frequency when entering and exiting areas not controlled by air traffic control towers throughout Alaska.

The recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration are included in a report from the National Transportation Safety Board following a mid-air collision that killed seven people, including an Alaska state lawmaker, near Soldotna on July 31, 2020. The report was dated Feb. 22, and published Friday.

In the 2020 crash, the two planes collided just over 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the Soldotna Airport, which does not have

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