Fatal Flight - The Mystery at Marlboro Airport

Number 22591
Subject Aviation
Source Asbury Park Press (Neptune, N.J.)
State NJ
Year 2005
Publication Date 06/19/2005
Summary Seven years after a seemingly accidental private airplane crash, the Asbury Park Press found evidence that forced the reopening of the federal investigation. The original NTSB investigation of a fatal 1998 plane crash in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, determined that the accident was caused by a bird strike, but the Asbury Park Press consulted experts who determined that sabotage was the most likely cause. The pilot, who died in the crash, had previously testified in a lawsuit that he suspected his planes were being sabotaged. A disputed land deal involving the township's airport provided a motive for murder.
Category Computer-Assisted Reporting
Pages 33
Keywords airports;aviation;airplanes;murder;sabotage;plane crashes;lawsuits;NTSB;bribes
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