NTSB releases report on 2010 fatal plane crash

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Updated: 6/04/2013 3:05 pm Published: 6/04/2013 3:04 pm

The National Transportation Safety Board released a new report on a 2010 crash at Mohawk Park that killed three people.

The report found the plane ran out of fuel and experienced double engine failure before the plane crashed while trying to land at the Tulsa International Airport. Chase Bales 51, of Glenpool, Damian Riddoch 37, and Mats Malmberg 41 died.

The report revealed autopsy results from the pilot, 51-year old Chase Bales, found he had several drugs in his system. The report found acetomenophine, Cyclobenzaprine, Diphenhydramine, Ibuprofen and Phentermine in Bales’ system.

According to the report:

Cyclobenzaprine is a prescription tricyclic muscle relaxant and carries this warning: "Warnings - may impair mental and/or physical ability required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks (e.g., driving, operating heavy machinery)." Diphenhydramine, also known by the trade name Benadryl, is a sedating antihistamine available over the counter; and it is also the active ingredient in most over the counter sleep aids. It carries the identical warning and is known to impair the performance of drivers at routine doses. Phentermine is a medication that reduces hunger and is used as an aid to weight loss, but is chemically a stimulant similar to amphetamine. Phentermine is not a medication approved for use among pilots by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Another passenger was pilot rated, he was found to not have any impairing chemicals in his system.

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