Federal investigators say a Kentucky pilot who died along with three passengers in a 2017 plane crash likely became disoriented in bad weather before the aircraft went down.
A report from the National Transportation Safety Board says pilot Scott T. Foster, who wasn’t rated to fly by instruments alone, entered an area where the weather conditions would have required flying by instruments.
Attorneys for Foster’s widow have raised the potential that icing on the wings of the plane was a significant factor in the crash. But they did not cite icing as a potential cause of the accident.
Foster, the plane’s owner; his 15-year-old son, Noah; dentist Kyle P. Stewart and Somerset police chaplain Doug Whitaker died in the November 12, 2017 crash in Barren County.