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Aviation Safety Reporting System database chronicles aviation incidents at Asheville Regional Airport, nationwide

Of the 101 incidents in the system related to Asheville Regional Airport, roughly half deal with the challenges of flying in the mountains. In several incidents, planes flew too close to the mountains, and in others, pilots had communications problems because of the terrain. Incidents in the online database for the Asheville Regional Airport go back to 1998.