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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On West Wichita Fatal Plane Crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on last week’s fatal plane crash in west Wichita.

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Debris from the plane lies in the clearing between two homes where it crashed.

The report confirms the details of the crash as reported by Wichita fire and police officials, but does not provide any clues on a possible a cause.

The NTSB report says the Cessna 310 was destroyed after the pilot declared an emergency and then hit the ground last Friday afternoon.

The small plane went down between two houses in a densely populated neighborhood near the intersection of Maple and Maize roads. The pilot, Aaron Waters, was killed.

The report says the plane was registered to Celestial Knights, LLC and the pilot was on a personal flight from Eisenhower National airport en route to Centennial Airport near Denver at the time of the crash.

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