Sunday, November 27, 2011
Plane intentionally crashes into Potter County building
Federal investigators say the pilot who crashed his twin engine plane into a Potter County garage earlier this month (November 17) did so intentionally. The pilot and his three Buffalo area passengers, were injured but able to walk away from the crash. An ensuing fire destroyed the plane and building, which housed several classic cars. The National Transportation Safety Board said both engines on the plane stopped producing power. Unable to perform other emergency landing procedures, investigators said the pilot stalled the engines and aimed for the garage to “lessen the impact forces.” The report credited the pilot for employing skillful tactics to minimize loss of life.