Deadly Plane Crash: Did Pilot Have Enough Experience?

Nervous pilot crashes plane while on the phone with air traffic control in Florida.
1:34 | 01/16/15

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to reach and move the woman that needed medical attention, who later died. And now to another investigation into a plane crash. A woman piloting a blinded by fog. Here's Jim Avila. Reporter: A small, frightened voice begging for help. I can't see airport, I can't see. Reporter: Lost in the night sky, 600 feet over Florida's central coast. Okay, just stay calm, stay calm. Maintain your present altitude. Reporter: 38-year-old mihoko tabata is at the controls in full panic. Just calm down. Calm down. Reporter: The calming voice of the daytona control tower attempting to talk the pilot down, the airport just a mile away but the single engine Cessna is too low. Are you climbing, ma'am? I need you to climb. Reporter: Nearly 400 Americans died in small plane crashes last year. This fiery crash happened just last month in Maryland, killing six. The leading cause, pilot loss of control. What kind of enemy is panic? Once we panic, it's over. Reporter: Too often, the inexperienced pilot stalls while climbing. As this instructor showed me over California. Try and relax when that happens. Reporter: But Ms. Tabata was inexperienced and piloting a plane she was not certified to fly alone, according to the plane's owner. If you can hear me please contact me. Please say something. Reporter: There would be no answer. Mihoko tabata died on impact. The wreckage found in the five-foot-deep waters of the atlantic ocean. Jim Avila, ABC news, Washington.

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