NTSB Releases Report On Deadly Talihina Plane Crash

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TALIHINA, OKLA (KOTV) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a new report on a plane crash near Talihina in Oct. 2013 that killed an Arkansas man, 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 Oct. 21, 2013. Because the plane went down in dense woods in a hilly area, it was three days before a search crew located the wreckage,” KOTV reported.

The NTSB’s factual report stated that Broadbent had reported accumulating 14,000 total flight hours on a recent medical application, according to KOTV.

The NTSB factual report also stated that Broadbent had survived a plane crash before on April 21, 2012. The cause of that crash was “The pilot’s inadequate fuel monitoring, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion,” KOTV reported.

The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave Broadbent a re-examination check and cleared him to fly once more on Aug. 27, 2012, according to KOTV.

At the time of the fatal crash, the NTSB report states there was moderate to heavy rain in the area along Broadbent’s flight path, KOTV reported.

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