Failed left engine caused July plane crash

There is an update regarding the small Plane Crash that occurred July 18th, 2015 near Cody that left four people dead. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of this accident was a failed left engine which caused the pilot to lose control of the airplane. However, the reason for the loss of power could not be determined during post-accident engine examination. The pilot was Donald Edward Scott, age 66 from Denver, Colorado. He was accompanied by his friend, Joyce Bartoo, age unknown, from Washington DC as well as his sister, Diane Jean Stubbs, age 68 and her husband, Gerald Bruce Stubbs, age 69 both from Annapolis, Maryland. All four died in the crash. [image: Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 2.44.47 PM.png] The aircraft left the Sheridan County Airport Saturday morning, July 18th sometime after 11:00 a.m. bound for Billings, Montana. According to Salt Lake City air traffic control, shortly after takeoff, the plane deviated from its scheduled flight path and headed to Yellowstone National Park. After circling the park, the pilot radioed Salt Lake City and requested a new IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) heading to Billings. Salt Lake City approved the new flight plan and advised the pilot to climb to 14,800 feet. The pilot responded correctly to the instructions given, however shortly afterward the plane suddenly turned due east towards Cody and immediately went into a steep descent. No further voice contact was made as the plane dropped below radar at 11:56 a.m. Salt Lake City then contacted the Park County 911 Communications Center and advised of the approximate location of the aircraft. [image: Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 2.45.03 PM.png] [image: Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 2.45.12 PM.png] *All photos provided by – Park County Sheriff’s Dept. / Pitchengine Archives* #reboot #news