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NTSB Report Says Fatal Plane Crash Last Year Caused by Lack of Experience

BATON ROUGE, La.- A plane crash that resulted in the death of the pilot last year was likely caused by inexperience with the aircraft says a National Transportation Safety Board report.

Federal officials said John Cary Fowler, of Brookhaven, Mississippi, had dropped off two passengers and was flying out of Baton Rouge toward McComb, Mississippi, when the plane stalled and crashed.

The Advocate reported that Fowler had plenty of experience as a pilot, logging more than 15,000 hours in the air.

But on June 7, 2013, Fowler was making his first flight in a Beechcraft King Air B200GT. A national safety agency says that lack of experience with the aircraft is what likely caused the plane crash into a subdivision, setting three houses on fire and killing the 71-year-old pilot.

 

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