|AP- UPI- released two hours
ago. Junior Senator Hillary Clinton of New York was flying cross-country
last night in her private plane and was forced to make an emergency
landing in southern Texas because of bad weather.
She was unhurt and the National Transportation Safety Board officials have determined that pilot error was the major cause of the accident. The accident scene pictures, including the wreckage of Hillary's plane, have been released to the public. The aircraft is being returned to New York for major repairs.
NTSB officials indicated that the NY Democrat Senator was not wearing the appropriate seat belt or safety restraints, was flying in IFR conditions without instrumentation and will be cited for those violations accordingly.
NTSB 0fficials said the absence of a post crash fire was due to the lack of sufficient fuel on board to sustain flight. There were no on-ground fatalities.