A small plane that crashed in a Boynton Beach neighborhood last month, killing the pilot, probably left Lantana Airport with almost no fuel, according to a preliminary report.According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s initial report, which was posted Wednesday morning, the single-engine plane’s two fuel tanks, one on each wing, were both ruptured from the impact, but contained “no evidence of residual fuel.” In addition, the crash site had no smell of fuel and no browned grass.Moreover, the valve that switches between tanks “was devoid of fuel,” as was the engine-driven fuel pump.The March 6 crash of the two-seat Grumman American AA-5 killed 67-year-old John Pardillo, of Miami. His aircraft went into a backyard at Dos Lagos, a gated community near Congress Avenue and Miner Road.The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) interim report states the two-seater was in the air for only 20 minutes.The plane struck a 18-foot-tall palm tree, slicing it at about 5 feet up, before coming to a stop against a fence about 30 feet from the back wall of the home.FAA records show the plane’s registration had expired on Sept. 30 of last year. The report said Pardillo, the pilot, held a valid certificate and had accumulated 350 hours of flying, with about 249 hours of that in single-engine planes.
Published on April 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm Contact Eric: email@example.com | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+ After falling to its lowest-ranking in two months last week, Syracuse (14-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) rose a spot to No. 4 in Monday’s Inside Lacrosse poll. While the top-3 in the rankings stayed the same, Syracuse took the fourth spot from Notre Dame, which fell to No. 5 Northwestern, 15-11, on Saturday.The Orange played just one game last week, a 16-13 victory over in-state rival Cornell. They fell behind 12-11 in the second half before taking control of the game in the last 11 minutes, outscoring the Big Red, 5-1.Syracuse is also ranked No. 4 in the ACC tournament, which begins on Wednesday. While Boston College owns the top seed both nationally and in the conference, SU was one of three teams that went 5-2 in the ACC, along with North Carolina and Notre Dame. All three teams went 1-1 against each other, but Syracuse lost the tiebreakers and earned the fourth spot.The Orange will play fifth-ranked Virginia, who they defeated 16-11 on March 2, on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis A 34–year–old Alpena woman lost her life Thursday morning when her vehicle rolled over on Werth Road in Alpena Township.According to MSP Alpena Post, drivers experienced delays Thursday morning when the road was completely shut down around 8am following the fatal accident.Troopers from the post along with deputies from the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident, which occurred on Werth Road near Spruce Road.After investigating the scene, police revealed the van left the roadway and overturned partially submerging the female driver in water.The 34–year–old was unresponsive at the time she was released from her van, and was transported to MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena where she passed away from her injuries from the in the crash.The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office, the Alpena County Central Dispatch, Alpena Township Fire Department South, and the Alpena County Ambulance assisted troopers at the scene.The victims name has not been released yet. WBKB News will keep you updated as we learn more details.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious ACC’s Concrete Technology Program Celebrates 50 YearsNext Structure Fire Put Out Quickly With No Injuries