NTSB Blames Pilot For Fatal Crash Near Talihina Last Year

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TALIHINA, OKLA. (KOTV) – The National Transportation Safety Board has said the 2013 crash that claimed the life of an Oklahoma pilot in Talihina was the fault of the pilot, according to affiliate station KOTV.

“Elmer Ray Broadbent, 71, died when his single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed at about 3:30 p.m. on October 21, 2013. The plane crashed in dense woods in a hilly area, so it took a search crew three days to locate the wreckage,” KOTV reported.

According to the NTSB’s Probable Cause Report, the probable cause of the accident was “The pilot’s lack of weather planning and his continued flight into an area of known rain with reduced visibility and his subsequent failure to maintain clearance with trees,” according to KOTV.

To read the full story on our affiliate station’s website, KOTV – Channel 6, click here.

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