Preliminary report released on June plane crash
July 16, 2012 ·
The National Transportation and Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a plane crash into a West Virginia Public Broadcasting tower near Cooper’s Rock last month.
The report states examination of the plane wreckage revealed heavy impact damage, but no evidence was found to indicate any problems before impact with plane equipment and parts.
According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the pilot had 22,000 hours of flight experience.
The report says the plane was traveling at 3,000 feet when it hit the communications tower, which broke apart the right wing, causing more damage.
The plane knocked the antenna in two, and then fell off of the tower.
The crash occurred on June 22, killing the pilot.
The NTSB will have a final report but it’s uncertain at this point when that will be released.