Cause of Pulaski County plane crash determined

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NTSB officials say a plane clipped trees before crashing in Pulaski County earlier this year.

Officials say prior to the crash in the Bronston community, pilot Gary McGothlin reported the turf runway as "extremely wet and soggy with tall grass."

Following lift off McGothlin reported that climb performance was degraded due to hot weather conditions.
They say the left landing gear impacted a line of trees past the runway end. The airplane then stalled and crashed in an open field.

McGothlin and passenger Charles Jackson both survived the crash.

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