Report: Witness saw plane dive, heard fatal plane crash

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WASHINGTON (WDTN) – The National Transportation and Safety Board released a preliminary report Tuesday in a plane crash that killed two people in Clark County in July.

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8-2 NTSB Report
Click here to read the NTSB’s preliminary report

The report says an experimental amateur-built plane crashed killing the pilot and one passenger and destroyed the plane. The plane was privately registered.

According to the report, a witness saw the plane 300 to 500 feet above her house as it flew east-northeast. The plane was in a steep descent and disappeared behind a tree line when  the witness heard the sound of the crash.

The plane crashed in a corn field about seven miles east of Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in Springfield.

The report details the weather reports for that area as cloudy with rain and storms in the area but the NTSB does not say if weather played a role in this crash.

The plane was an experimental VANS RV9/A and is still be examined by investigators.

Levon King, 81 from Allen Park, Michigan and a passenger, Gloria King, 85 were both killed. According to the NTSB, the flight left Tri-Cities Regional Airport, in Tennessee, about 8:50 July 22 and was on its way to Grosse Ile Municipal Airport, near Detroit, Michigan.

READ MORE: Victims’ identities released in Clark County plane crash provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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