- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A final report on a 2014 air ambulance crash says use of the wrong fuel was the probable cause, resulting in engine damage and power loss after the plane took off from Las Cruces.

The National Transportation Safety Board says a technician inadvertently put jet fuel into the plane instead of aviation gasoline, the pilot failed to catch the error and it was made possible because the jet-fuel nozzle should have been larger so it couldn’t be used in a plane needing aviation gas.

The crash killed three crew members and a patient.

The NTSB soon after the crash said the pilot was present when the plane got the wrong fuel, and a 2016 NTSB safety alert about refueling hazards cited the size of the nozzle used at Las Cruces.

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