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NTSB Releases Cause of Fatal Kent County Plane Crash

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Dr. Clifford H. Turen's small plane is seen in this video still taken by WBOC Chopper 16. Dr. Clifford H. Turen's small plane is seen in this video still taken by WBOC Chopper 16.

LITTLE CREEK, Del.- The National Transportation Safety Board has determined the cause of a fatal plane crash that occurred earlier this month in Kent County, Del.

The single-engine, fixed-wing Piper plane was first reported as missing shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. The NTSB said it turned out that Dr. Clifford H. Turen, who was the plane's pilot and sole occupant, had declared a fuel emergency before hitting a treeline about two miles north of Dover Air Force Base. Investigators said Turen had made multiple attempts to land at several airports in the vicinity of Dover prior to the crash.

An initial examination of the airplane by FAA inspectors revealed that the wings and fuselage of the airplane were substantially damaged and that there was not a post-crash fire.

Clifford was an orthopedic surgeon with Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover.

 

 

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