BOSTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the engine of a small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home last month had a breach in the crankcase, two puncture holes near a cylinder and a fractured oil sump.
The preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board also said a cable and a turnbuckle exhibited overload fractures. The report did not indicate whether the problems occurred pre- or post-crash and did not draw any conclusions on whether they contributed to the deadly accident in Plainville on June 28.READ MORE: Winthrop Woman Found Dead On Camelback Mountain In Arizona
All three people aboard the plane — Dr. Joseph Richard Kalister of Knoxville, Tennessee; his wife, Betty; and their teenage daughter, Nicole — died.READ MORE: Laundry Detergent Spills On I-495 After Rollover Crash In Wrentham, Causes Significant Delays
A family of four escaped unharmed from the home.
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