The Outer Banks Voice – NTSB report on February 13 private plane crash says no distress call was made

NTSB report on February 13 private plane crash says no distress call was made

By Outer Banks Voice on February 27, 2022

National Transportation Safety Board

Figure 1. Aircraft flight path (yellow) superimposed with heading to initial approach fix (orange) and extension of destination runway centerline (blue). (National Transportation Safety Board)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report into the Feb. 13 crash that killed eight people when a private plane, a Pilatus-PC-12, crashed into the Atlantic near Beaufort, in North Carolina, while returning from a hunting trip to Hyde. county.

The crash claimed the life of 67-year-old pilot Ernest Durwood Rawls of Greenville; Jeffrey Worthington Rawls, 28, of Greenville; Stephanie Ann McInnis Fulcher, 42, Sea Level NC; Jonathan Kole McInnis, 15, of Sea Level NC; Douglas Hunter Parks, 45, of Sea Level NC; Noah Lee Styron, 15, of Cedar Island, North Carolina; Michael Daily Shepard. 15, Atlantic NC; and Jacob Nolan Taylor, 16, Atlantic NC.

The NTSB’s preliminary report, which may be subject to corrections, accounts for communications with the pilot prior to the crash and states that “During all communication with air traffic control, there were no distress calls or statements airplane emergency.”

He added that “The aircraft struck the Atlantic Ocean and was located by the U.S. Coast Guard 3 miles offshore in approximately 60 feet of water…An examination of the wreckage is awaiting recovery. .”

You can read the report here: (Report_ERA22LA120_104634_2_27_2022 11_20_07 AM)


815 Commercial Park Road
Box 454
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965,
Case No. 21CV148
106 Charlotte Street
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina 27948


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As of February 21, 2022.
Plaintiff’s General Counsel
Signed by: Christopher M. Kern
Christopher M. Kern
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815 Commercial Park Road
Box 454
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
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WATERWAY AND LOCATION: Alligator River, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 84.2, in Columbia, North Carolina.

CHARACTER OF WORK: The proposed project is to replace the 2.83 mile long 2-lane swing-span drawbridge with a two-lane high-rise fixed bridge on a new alignment of approximately
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