Aug 16, 2013 8:59 AM
AMARILLO - Federal investigators say a man who died last month when the small plane he was piloting crashed in a Texas Panhandle neighborhood had only one engine running and was trying to return to the airport.
A National Transportation Safety Board report posted Thursday said 53-year-old pilot Ben Harned IV had contacted an air traffic controller after takeoff July 25 to say he was returning to Amarillo's Tradewind Airport. Before crashing, he told the controller his left engine had stopped and he had the airport in sight.
The plane crashed in a neighborhood five minutes after takeoff. Its wing clipped a mobile home.
Harned had been headed to Lubbock in the Piper PA-30.
21 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more