Plane out of fuel before fatal Okla. crash

Plane out of fuel before fatal Okla. crash

(AP) – 9 hours ago
TULSA, Okla. — The National Transportation Safety Board says a plane that crashed in Oklahoma earlier this month, killing three businessmen, ran out of fuel.
The crash on July 10 in Tulsa killed 51-year-old pilot Chase Bales and two passengers, 37-year-old Damian Riddoch and 41-year-old Mats Malmberg.

A preliminary NTSB report released Tuesday says the plane was to land at Jones Airport, 5 miles south of Tulsa, but that Bales asked to land at nearby Tulsa International Airport as he approached the city. The report says that three minutes after being cleared to land Bales radioed, “Tulsa, we’ve exhausted our fuel.”

The plane crashed one minute later.
The three men were returning from a business trip in the Detroit area.
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