IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) -- The pilot of an airplane that crashed in the yard of a Tishomingo County home told investigators the gas gauges on the plane were not reading propery prior to the flight.
The National Transporation Safety Board posted the findings in a factual report about the April 10 crash on Highway 25 near Iuka.
Greg Huett, 61, was the controls of the aircraft when it crashed in the yard of a Bobby and Cindy Nelson's home on Highway 25 around 4:30 p.m.
Huett and Seth Rainwater, 33, were treated at the hospital and released.
The report says Huett told investigators the fuel-quantity gauges weren't reading correctly, but seemed to correct themselves when he pushed on the edge of the instrument panel.
The flight left New Orleans in route to an an airport in Indiana when Huett began to look for an airport to get fuel.
The NTSB report says plane lost power about four miles from the airport and Huett attempted a force landing in a field.
The aircraft hit several trees, shearing off the wings, before coming to a stop.
Investigators say there was no evidence of any fuel at the accident scene.