TERRE HAUTE —
Engine trouble may have contributed to a fatal twin-engine airplane crash two weeks ago in Edgar County, Ill., according to a preliminary accident report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The crash killed the aircraft’s pilot, Rusty Shane Bogue, 33, of Paris.
The accident took place shortly after Bogue’s aircraft took off from the Edgar County Airport about 11:20 a.m. on Aug. 27. He was alone in the airplane, which was headed to Terre Haute to pick up a passenger for a continued flight to Cincinnati, according to the NTSB report.
The aircraft had been topped off with fuel before take off, according to the report. Bogue’s aircraft crashed in a wooded area about three-quarters of a mile east of the end of the end of the runway, the NTSB report states.
A final report could take from six months to a year to complete, according to Aaron Sauer, an NTSB air safety investigator, who investigated the accident.