Probable cause on Owatonna plane crash

OWATONNA, MN – Federal authorities now say they have a probable cause in the April plane crash that hurt two people.

According to the findings, a pilot and safety pilot were conducting practice approaches on that April day. Authorities say when they tried to land the plane, it ended up coming in too high on approach. The pilot reported a cross wind during landing and that forced the plane to the left side of the runway. After the landing, the plane took a left handed turn because the pilot executed a go-around and applied full engine power.

The NTSB believes that the pilot’s loss of directional control during an aborted landing caused the crash. Two people suffered minor injuries, another was unharmed.

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