NTSB Issues Final Report In Fatal Muskogee Plane Crash

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 12:55 pm
By: News On 6


MUSKOGEE, OK -- The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its final report in a fatal plane crash in Muskogee last summer.

The pilot, Ronald Dickey, died when his single-engine, kit-built plane crashed near a nursing home on August 11th.

He was a 59-year-old engineer who was commuting from his home near Memphis to a job in the Texas panhandle town of Borger.

The NTSB reports the probable cause of the accident was the pilot's "improper decision to continue flight under visual flight rules into an area of reduced visibility weather conditions, which resulted in the pilot's spatial disorientation and subsequent loss of aircraft control."

The report continues that "contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of recent experience flying in instrument conditions."

Read the entire NTSB report

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