Teen seen to escape plane crash that killed his parents
Problems with the landing gear, fuel supply lead to a crash of the killing of two in Michigan. The 17-year-old is able to escape from the burning plane after a good Samaritans broke a window to free him.
Terrifying video shows the moment a 17-year-old boy crawls from the burning wreckage after a small plane crashed Sunday in Detroit the death of his parents.
The National Transportation Safety Board said at a press conference on Monday, the plane had problems before it ran out of fuel, hit two trees and a power line, and exploded in flames in the near of Detroit Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport is approximately 8 hours
The pilot, Greg Boaz, and his wife, Julie, were both killed, while their 17-year-old son Peyton survived.
“The pilot reported a landing gear abnormality or a malfunction of the landing gear, NTSB air safety investigator Andrew Todd Fox told reporters. “The pilot made it clear that it is a fuel problem with respect to the aircraft. There were no further communications between air traffic control and aircraft. Shortly thereafter, there were 911 calls reporting the plane down.”
The pilot, Greg Boaz, and his wife, Julie, were both killed in the crash on Sunday.
By the time that rescuers arrived on the scene, the wreckage of the aircraft was engulfed in flames and They crawled out of the plane running away from it.
A friend of Greg Boaz said FOX2 Detroit that his family lived outside of Houston, and flew from Arkansas on Sunday night for his daughter’s volleyball tournament in Detroit this week.
Boaz owns two restaurants in Texas, and only recently bought the plane, according to Bob Mutina, who recalled a different conversation with a friend.
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Researchers say that the plane ran out of fuel, hit two trees and a power line, and then exploded in flames.
“I said to Randy, I don’t think he has flown. I said that he used to fly a lot back in the 80’s and 90’s and he said: you know, Bob and I felt really uncomfortable, because he said, I don’t think he’s flown in a long time,” Mutina told FOX2. “He said: I don’t think Greg should fly the plane until he learns it.”
She remains in the hospital in critical condition, and federal authorities said the crash is still under investigation.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed