published Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

NTSB releases report on fatal Dalton plane crash

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    A firefighter hoses a burning aircraft in Whitfield County, Ga., on Saturday. The pilot, Chattanooga businessman Donald Holbrook, died when his Piper PA-31 Navajo crashed soon after takeoff from Dalton Municipal Airport. Contributed photo by Ernesto Lua

DALTON, GA -- The National Transportation and Safety Board has released their preliminary report into the fatal crash of a Piper airplane near the Dalton Municipal Airport on June 30th.

According to the report, the Piper PA-31P, flown by Donald Holbrook, 52, collided with terrain while descending in the vicinity of Dalton Municipal Airport and a post crash fire ensued, with Holbrook suffering fatal injuries.

Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed.

Read more at WRCB.

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