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Pilot error cited in fatal 2013 crash near Hawley

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HAWLEY, Minn. – An airplane crash near here last March was the fault of the 48-year-old pilot it killed, according to federal investigators.

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Kevin Ferris, a Moorhead High School and Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate who owned a flower shop in Duluth, shouldn’t have flown in foggy conditions because he wasn’t qualified to fly in weather that required the use of instruments, an investigation by the Na-tional Transportation Safety Board found.

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