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FAA refuses comment on Superstitions air space story

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Our FOX 10 exclusive report on a secret federal memo -- into the possible cause of plane crash into the Superstition Mountains that killed 6 people including 3 children and their father -- continues to generate buzz.

Wednesday night, we revealed exclusive video of the 3 young children arriving at Falcon Field on the night before Thanksgiving last year.

The surveillance video was taken minutes before they boarded their fatal flight. The plane slammed into the mountain a short time later.

What we learned was the FAA's own investigators determined the air space around the mountain may have contributed to the crash.

Outside of the people inside the FAA, no one had ever seen this memo until it aired on our newscast.

In it, the investigators cite the low air space around the Superstition Mountains, saying it is putting pilots at risk and future accidents could happen if it is not fixed.

Something that troubles the woman who lost her 3 kids and ex-husband in the crash.

"It's painful. Because the general aviation flying public was aware, the FAA was aware and yet they did it anyway," says Karen Perry. "I want to see changes that need to be made as a result of this accident, I'm hoping that they're made. I'm hoping that they'll do the right thing."

Prior to airing the story, we repeatedly asked the FAA to comment on their own findings. But they would only say they could not comment on a pending investigation.

Even now, after it aired, they have not responded to more requests to comment.

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