NTSB Says Fog & A Fuel Emergency Were Factors in Plane Crash That Killed Bayhealth Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jan 31, 2013 -- 6:41am

The National Transportation Safety Board says a single-engine plane crash in Dover earlier this month that killed a Bayhealth orthopaedic surgeon, was caused by a fuel emergency.

The NTSB report says 55-year-old Dr. Clifford Turen declared a fuel emergency on January 13 as he piloted his Piper Cherokee Arrow II aircraft from Georgia to Delaware; he planned to land at Summit Airport in Middletown but after declaring the fuel emergency he unsuccessfully attempted to land at airports in Georgetown, Salisbury and Cheswold.

Turen’s plane cashed just before 7 p.m. in a field NOT far from Dover Air Force Base. Dr. Turen was killed in the crash; the NTSB says fog was also a factor in the crash.

 

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