NTSB blames 2019 plane crash near Kokomo on wrong fuel

Indiana

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Tuesday saying a 2019 plane crash was caused by a dual engine failure after the aircraft received the wrong fuel.

The twin-engine Piper Aerostar 603P crashed in a central Indiana soybean field in October 2019, killing 59-year-old pilot Daniel Greenwald of Tampa, Florida, after his plane was filled up with Jet A fuel instead of Avgas.

That resulted in an aerodynamic stall and subsequent loss of control of the plane shortly after takeoff.

The report says Greenwald’s inadequate supervision of the fuel servicing at Kokomo Municipal Airport was a contributing factor in the crash.

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