Federal investigators say a small plane lost engine power before it crashed in a field, killing the pilot and a passenger near Collinsville May 29.
According to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, the single-engine RV-4 kit airplane lost engine power shortly after it took off from Airman Acres Airport.
The report says a witness saw the airplane take off and reach an
altitude of 150 feet before the engine quit. The plane made a sharp
turn back toward the airfield and the left wing dropped, with the
nose of the aircraft pointing toward the ground.
The plane disappeared behind some trees, the witness
reported hearing the crash and seeing smoke. According to media reports, the crash victims are Kevin Covell of Broken Arrow and his mother, Charlotte Covell.