LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says pilot error led to a fatal plane crash in northern Arkansas that killed two men in 2010.
The Sept. 7, 2010, crash near Buffalo City in Baxter County killed 62-year-old Robert Joseph Ross, of Santa Cruz, Calif., and his son, 32-year-old Michael Ross of Austin, Texas.
The NTSB probable cause report dated Wednesday says the pilot flew into a known area of heavy rain and subsequently lost control of the aircraft while flying from Danville, Ill., to Austin.
Officials have said both men were pilots and it wasn't clear which was flying the plane at the time.
Witnesses told investigators they saw the Cessna T-210 descending out of clouds in a nose down spiral and that a wing "appeared to fold" before the crash.