NTSB Releases Summary Of Report On 2019 Fatal Addison Plane Crash

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

More than a year after a deadly plane crash in Addison, the NTSB has released a "factual summary" of its investigation although the final report won't be out for several months.

In June of last year, a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air crashed at Addison Airport, killing all ten people aboard.

The NTSB summary details their evidence but reaches no conclusions.

Just one minute after take-off, on the cockpit voice recorder, the co-pilot is heard telling the pilot: "you just lost your left engine." 

Less than a minute after that, the plane slammed into a hangar.

The summary  raises questions about the pilot, Howard Cassady, who apparently neglected to conduct the customary pre-flight check-list.

About an hour before the flight, the voice recorder shows Cassady spoke with someone about a problem with one engine known for burning oil.