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‘Ice Road Truckers’: Does Steph Custance Have What It Takes to Go Solo Tonight?

Tonight on History Channel, fans of “Ice Road Truckers” will be tuning in to see how the winter roads are faring, and, thus far, it doesn’t look good. Everyone is having problems tonight but, then again, isn’t that what “Ice Road Truckers” is all about, week to week?

This season, Polar boss Mark Kohaykewych needed drivers. He REALLY needed drivers. So much so, in fact, that he was willing to take a chance on a totally unproven rookie, Steph Custance. Her pre-tests did not appear that stellar, but thus far, she has shown that not everything can be measured by a simple driving course, and that she has what it takes to get started on the ice roads.

Still, will Mark end up regretting his decision?

Well, tonight will probably go a long way in answering that question. According to History Channel, on all-new episode, “Into the Fire”:

On her first-ever solo trip, Polar rookie Steph Custance braves one of the longest ice crossings on the winter roads map. Darrell Ward attempts a triple delivery in a single day. An engine fire stops Lisa Kelley dead in her tracks. And Polar’s top dog Todd Dewey celebrates his birthday stuck on the edge of a closed road.

Fans will see more of Darrell Ward tonight who, as most viewers know by now, passed away in a plane crash recently. This week, according to a report by KPAX.com, the National Transportation Safety Board released initial findings, which included the following information:

According to a witness who observed the accident, who is also a certified commercial pilot, upon the airplane’s arrival it overflew the airport from east to west, then turned back to the east on an extended right downwind. The witness stated that when the airplane was on final approach it was stable, with the wind being out of the west, “…right down runway 25 at about 8 knots.” The witness further stated that when the airplane was about 40 feet above the runway and preparing to land, it suddenly veered 90 degrees to the right, in what he estimated to be about a 30-degree bank angle. The airplane subsequently collided with a stand of trees that bordered the runway on the north, then impacted the ground before coming to rest upright on the shoulder of an Interstate highway. Shortly thereafter, a fire erupted, which consumed the forward two-thirds of the airplane.

More information about the NTSB report is available on KPAX.com.

“Ice Road Truckers” airs on History Channel on Thursday nights at 10/9c.

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