Final report released in fatal Chetek plane crash

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Chetek (WQOW) – A federal agency has concluded its investigation into the plane crash that killed a Chetek teen last year.

Owen Knutson, who was 17, was piloting the plane that went down in the Red Cedar River in May 2017. His passenger, Hunter Gillett, 18, was critically injured.

Now, nearly 1 1/2 years later, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is out with its final report. The board said the probable cause of the crash was Knutson’s failure to maintain control of the plane while flying at a low altitude, causing an aerodynamic stall. That means the plane was no longer able to produce the required lift for normal flight.

Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards

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