Federal aviation officials have released their final report on a 2004 plane crash in Iowa that killed two Minnesotans. It was August 22nd of 2004 when a small plane took off from the airport in Decorah, Iowa, and crashed shortly after.
The National Transportation Safety Board says an examination of the wreckage found a faulty piece of equipment, called a magneto, which works similar to a car’s distributor.
The N.T.S.B. also cited pilot error because he didn’t return to the airport immediately after signs of trouble emerged. The pilot of the plane, David Olson, of Wahkon, Minnesota, was hospitalized for months following the crash. His wife Michele was killed along with a family friend, 18-year-old Amanda Remer of Isle.