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Pilot: Plane veered left in crash and he couldn’t pull out

April 8, 2019

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A pilot tells the National Transportation Safety Board that a plane that crashed on March 29 in northeast Mississippi suddenly veered left.

In a preliminary report , the pilot told investigators that he attempted to circle around, but collided with the Monroe County Airport’s perimeter fence and ended up in a ditch.

Both the pilot and a passenger suffered minor injuries. The passenger was buying the plane to learn how to fly and was along for the trip from the Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport in Hamilton, Alabama, to the Mississippi airport near Aberdeen.

The plane was substantially damaged.

Two years ago to the day, a pilot and passenger died after a crash near the same airport.

A final report will be issued later.

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