The last words of a pilot battling in vain to stop his plane from crashing with his entire family on board were: “I’m doing the best I can”
The plane hit heavy rain and wind as it came over Alabama, an air accident report revealed.
Mr Crenshaw was in contact with air traffic control who advised him to take an alternative route.
As he was being guided away from the storm, the plane suddenly descended from 12,000ft to 5,800ft, ABC3340 reports.
When the controller radioed telling Mr Crenshaw to maintain altitude he replied: “I’m doing the best I can” Read more