NTSB: Plane Made Erratic Turns Before Fatal Kentucky Crash

Posted: 5:44 PM, Nov 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-25 23:44:16Z

Federal investigators said a single-engine plane went through a series of erratic turns followed by a sharp dive before it crashed in Kentucky earlier in November, killing all four people aboard.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the preliminary findings from the National Transportation Safety Board also indicated there was heavy cloud cover in the area and that the pilot did not have an instrument-flight rating and did not get a weather briefing before taking off from Union City, Tennessee, on November 12.

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Those killed in the crash were attorney Scott T. Foster, the plane's owner; his 15-year-old son, Noah; dentist Kyle P. Stewart; and attorney and Somerset police chaplain Doug Whitaker.

The NTSB found the plane nosedived after a series of turns about an hour into the flight.