Michelle Lowe

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Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Video: 2011 Plane Crash Cause by Fault in Fuel Line

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TUPELO, Miss. – (WCBI)The National Transportation Safety Board finds a loose nut in the fuel line likely caused a 2011 plane crash that claimed the life of the pilot, 69-year old David Duncan.

The report also shows that the day before that fatal flight, a mechanic had removed the nut to replace a cylinder. While the mechanic says he tightened it properly, he did not re-putty the nut. The putty is put in place, to indicate if the nut has been loosened, either by vibrations or tampering.

Duncan crashed his Cessna 310 shortly after take off at Tupelo Regional Airport.

The fault in the fuel line caused the left engine to stall out, likely causing the plane to plummet shortly after leaving the runway.