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Plane Accident Update
12/4/2017
 
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A preliminary report of the small plane crash near Ebensburg Airport on November 25th said the Piper PA34 aircraft suffered from low oil pressure, stalled and missed the runway before crashing in a wooded area in Cambria Township. "The airplane came to rest upright in a heavily wooded terrain, There was no post impact fire. A large amount of oil was found on the underside of the left wing." The NTSB official said the pilot Doug Zollinger said the plane's left engine had just recently started to leak a significant amount of oil. On the day of the crash, Zollinger said he topped off his fuel tanks and put two quarts into the left engine before leaving for Pennsylvania. Zollinger and his wife, Dawn, and their children Zach and Mariah, were all headed to Altoona to see a relative, Brady Walker, of Gateway High School, play football in the PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal game. At that point, the plane stalled and impacted trees. All four Zollinger family members were injured in crash, but survived.
  
 
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