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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mooney crashes

Two Killed in Kansas City Mooney Crash

By Pia Bergqvist / Published: Aug 22, 2013
An Ohio couple that was visiting family in Kansas City died this week shortly after departing the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport near downtown Kansas City, Missouri, in their single-engine Mooney. 
 
Lynn Lundsford from the FAA said the pilot had reported “an undisclosed problem” after lifting off and had been “cleared by the controllers to return to the airport.” But instead the airplane crashed in a grassy field near the south end of the runway.
 
According to witness accounts, the pilot tried to turn back to the runway before the crash.
 
The NTSB has started its investigation of the crash and one of the agency’s investigators, Mitchell Gallo, briefed the media on Monday. Gallo said there was no explosion or post crash fire as a result of the crash.

Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/accidents/two-killed-kansas-city-mooney-crash#ZspoVucQL9OLthQ4.99 

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