COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - More details were released Tuesday into the cause of the small airplane crash in Columbus that killed one person and seriously injured another.
According to a preliminary investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board says the airplane's engine was going too fast as it descended and the pilot was "working frantically on a switch for the propeller."
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The investigation also revealed that a flight plan had not been filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The plane took off three minutes before the crash.
Around 9:32 a.m. July 25, a single engine plane crashed into a Columbus home. Fuel that leaked during the crash ignited the home as the plane's pilot and passenger attempted to escape.
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The pilot, Gerald Clayton, and a passenger, Dennis King, were taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital's burn unit. Clayton died from his injuries on Saturday . King was still listed in serious condition Tuesday.
One of the homeowners was inside the home when the plane crashed but was not injured.
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