Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2022-05-23 14:13:52 –
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Bloomfield Police Department provided the latest information on the deadly crash on Monday morning.
Piper PA32-360 with tail number N85CT went down in the Ansem Ranch district around 11:45 am, officials said. The two pilots were banished and killed on the scene, according to Rachel Haslet, a spokesman for Bloomfield police.
According to the NTSB, the first investigation showed that the plane had taken off from Erie Municipal Airport and descended in less than a minute.
No one witnessed the crash, but one had aviation experience on the departure route and reportedly heard an unusual engine noise.
According to the NTSB, the flight followed a shallow ascent path, turning left, impacting the left wing, hitting a tree and then resting.
The crash occurred in a densely populated area, and authorities said it was fortunate that no one on the ground was injured or a vehicle crashed, even though it was about 80-100 feet away from the house. rice field. The investigator said the pilot may have tried to land on the road as he turned left in the direction of the road running east and west.
Investigators will focus on the shallow climbs and six propeller strikes found on the road. It also looks at data from the plane, possible maintenance issues, pilot records, environmental factors, and more.
The NTSB will publish a preliminary report in about 10 days, but the final report will take more than a year.
This story was originally reported by Blayke Roznowski thedenverchannel.com.