Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

NTSB: Pilot Reported Engine Trouble

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

NTSB: Pilot Reported Engine Trouble

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Byline: William Browning

Minutes before a small plane carrying three people crashed into a Palm Coast home Jan. 4, the pilot told air traffic controllers that "the engine oil pressure was zero with 'cool cylinders,' " according to a preliminary investigation into the incident.

All three people aboard the 1957 Beech Bonanza H-35 died in the crash.

The victims were pilot Michael R. Anders, 57 of Albany, Ky., and passengers, Duane L. Shaw, 59, of Albany, and Charissee M. Peoples, 42, of Indianapolis. They were traveling from Florida to Tennessee.

The plane slammed into the kitchen and living room area of a Utica Path home. Susan Crockett, who lived in the home, climbed out of a window to safety after the collision. No one on the ground was injured.

Anders reported vibrations and engine trouble, according to a report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The plane was cleared for an emergency landing at Flagler County Airport. …

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