Federal investigators release preliminary report into fatal plane crash in Missouri


ST. LOUIS — In a preliminary report released Friday, federal investigators investigating the January 8 crash of a plane in Defiance, Mo that killed two pilots who were flying to Denver, said that Road debris left stretches the length of more than three football fields.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the Beech 58 plane flown by George King and Amanda Youngblood, both from Ohio, climbed to an altitude of 8,000 feet after taking off from Spirit of St. Louis in Chesterfield before landing. “Broken tree limbs indicate the plane was on a slope at impact and the debris path was approximately 320 yards long,” the report said.

The pilots were flying for Airnet II, a company in Columbus, Ohio that transports dangerous goods, but the plane was empty. They’re headed to Denver to pick up supplies and back to St. Louis. NTSB investigators previously said the pilots had been certified for their ability to fly the instrument in inclement weather. The submitted flight plan indicated an overcast sky with a flight ceiling of 1,000 feet. Although investigators say that night’s ice was not a factor, the weather in general has not been ruled out.

Despite the expanding debris field, it took searchers two hours to find debris in the rugged terrain.

FOX2’s Andy Banker contributed information to this story

https://fox2now.com/news/ntsb-issues-report-on-fatal-st-charles-county-plane-crash/ Federal investigators release preliminary report into fatal plane crash in Missouri

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