NTSB: Plane in fatal GA crash had crashed before
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - New details have been released about the plane crash that killed three people in Albany a little more than a week ago.
The same plane was involved in a previous crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board determined the Lancair 4 lost power in June 2007 because of engine inlet icing.
During a power-off landing at a Utah airport, the plane ran off the runway and crashed into a fence.
The two people on board were not seriously hurt, but the plane sustained substantial damage.
That damage and subsequent repairs are now part of the investigation into last Sunday's crash at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
"It's too early to focus so we're still looking at all of the different aspects of the flight to figure out what happened. So we're looking at the airplane, we're looking at the weather, the experience of the crew. All the doors are still open at the moment. We haven't narrowed the investigation yet," said NTSB Mechanical Engineer Doug Brazy.
Britt Knight bought the plane back in December.
He was killed in the crash along with Brittany Kerfoot and retired State Patrol pilot Kevin Coalson.
NTSB officials say the plane's GPS receiver will be analyzed at their lab in Washington, D.C. to determine the speed and position of the plane during the takeoff.
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