The verdict came in tonight after a 29 day trial.
Captain Garry Sotheran found not guilty of 9 counts including manslaughter.
His Dash-8 aircraft crashed at Palmerston North in 1995 after he and the copilot tried to resolve a possible landing gear fault and the aircraft drifted below minimum altitudes, crashing into a hill.
4 people died including the flight attendant.
The trial was a first in that the CVR was allowed to be used as evidence.
I feel that justice has been done in this case. I'm really glad that Captain Sotheran can get on with his life.
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