- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Records of a fatal 2012 plane crash near Wichita indicate a part that broke inside the aircraft’s engine was the likely reason the Cessna Caravan went down.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1M2Kw4l) reports the probable cause statement from the Nov. 6, 2012, accident was posted online Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The crash killed 52-year-old pilot Brian P. Quinn of Lawrence, who told air traffic controllers soon after taking off from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport that he had lost engine power and was trying to return to the airport.

His final transmission, eight minutes after takeoff, said he was going to land in a grass field. He was killed when the plane touched down in a field of winter wheat and rolled into a tree row and struck a tree.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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