NTSB: Plane was out of fuel
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A plane carrying three Lexington men that crashed into a shopping center in Tennessee last month was out of fuel, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report.
The pilot, Gregory Jones of Tallahassee, Fla., attempted to make an emergency landing after noticing he was low on fuel, the report said Tuesday.
The small plane crashed and hit a light pole at Brainerd Village Shopping Center, about 2,000 feet from the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport runway.
All four people aboard the plane were hospitalized.
Besides Jones, 47, they were Ron Turner, 64, founder of the Lexington-based electrical contracting firm Amteck of Kentucky; his son, Daren, 40, who is president of the company; and his brother-in-law, Louis Mullins, 58.
Published in The Messenger on 10.10.07