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Pilot’s plane had engine woes after leaving Arizona

BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Federal investigators said the pilot of a small plane
that crashed last month in Boulder City reported engine trouble before the
single-engine aircraft went down, killing him and a passenger.

Joseph Edwards of Las Vegas and his passenger, Cody Hall of North Las Vegas,
both were Nevada National Guardsmen.

The National Transportation Safety Board said they were flying in a Beach A-45
from Chandler, Ariz., to the North Las Vegas Airport on June 23 when they
radioed they were having engine problems.

The NTSB’s preliminary report said the plane apparently lost an engine cylinder
but that Hall indicated they had things under control on their approach to the
Boulder City Airport.

KSNV-TV reported that controllers cleared the
plane to land but had no contact with the pilot after that.


Information from: KSNV-TV,


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