Additional Information Surfacing about Plane Crash in Hope Mills, North Carolina
HOPE MILLS, NC. – According to a news report posted online at aviationpros.com, additional information has started to surface about the plane crash that occurred in late June in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Investigators have uncovered some details about the events leading up to the crash, though the official cause of the accident has not yet been determined.*
The accident happened during a late evening in June. A twin-engine Beechcraft Baron was headed toward the Fayetteville Regional Airport and somehow crashed into a modular home located in the 4800 block of Pasadena Court in Hope Mills at about 10:30 p.m. Aviation Pros reports that two people were tragically killed in the accident, including the pilot and one passenger. A second passenger was injured.
The site of the crash was near U.S. Highway 301 and only about two miles from one of the airport’s runways. Investigators are now reporting that during the approach to the airport, the pilot of the plane reported that he was having control issues. Shortly after that, communication was lost with the plane.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has been investigating the collision, said that the night of the accident, the plane was undergoing maintenance because a fail light came on within the attitude and heading reference system. It appears the desired fix was not carried out that night, as the technician needed more information from the manufacturer.
A spokesperson for NTSB stated that the preliminary report is about factfinding and not about drawing conclusions. At this time, NTSB has still not made a determination about what caused the crash. The next phase of the agency’s investigation, the spokesperson said, is to examine the airplane.
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