More than two years later, federal investigators have reported that the plane crash at a Naperville health club in 2010 should’ve been avoided.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot, Lloyd McKee did not abort take off, despite knowing the aircraft lacked sufficient take-off performance.
McKee and his wife crashed into the corner of the XSport Fitness facility on 75th Street shortly after beginning their ascent. No gym patrons were harmed as a result.
According to the new report, mechanics also neglected to see a hole in the exhaust pipe and a detached coupling during an investigation three hours prior to the flight, which likely contributed to the incident.
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