NTSB: Engine sputtered before plane crash

NTSB: Engine sputtered before plane crash
By Associated Press | Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com
ORANGE — A preliminary federal report into a plane crash in Orange that claimed the lives of two men says witnesses heard the Cessna’s engines sputter before it crashed into the woods.

The National Transportation Safety Board report into the Aug. 10 crash says the Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashed about 20 minutes after it was refueled at Orange Airport. The plane was en route from Maryland to Maine.
The worker who refueled the craft said the engine sounded normal as the plane took off.

But witnesses on the ground heard “spitting and sputtering” just before the crash.
The report did not give a cause for the crash. The investigation is continuing.
The crash claimed the lives of 61-year-old Jack Johnson of Ellicott City, Md. and 52-year-old Joseph Jaso Jr. of San Antonio, Texas.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1276666

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