POTTS CAMP, Miss. (WTVA) - The engine of a small plane failed twice, moments before crash landing near Potts Camp in early December.
The plane crashed the night of Dec. 3 alongside Interstate 22. The pilot was seriously injured.
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According to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, the pilot flew the plane from Olive Branch to Tupelo, then back to Olive Branch earlier that day.
Later the same day, the pilot departed Olive Branch’s airport at approximately 7 p.m. and flew to Jackson, Tennessee, then on to Tupelo.
During the flight back to Olive Branch, the plane’s engine lost power. However, the pilot managed to restart the engine.
Five minutes later, the engine stopped a second time.
The pilot made an emergency landing and the plane rested in an inverted position.
According to the report, there were no indications or anomalies noticed during the night flight until the engine lost power.
This is a preliminary report, and there is no timeline on when the final report will be completed.