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Cessna Caravan Safety Modifications

Published On: Dec 04 2013 05:56:54 PM AKST

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a 2011 report that 47 people died in accidents involving cessna 208 caravans that were covered with ice. 

And while no cause or reason has been determined on what happened in friday's crash,  one aviation attorney says the plane is one of five thousand across the country that wasn't retrofitted with an anti icing system that helps keep ice off of the wings.