New reports show a possible hydraulics problem radioed by pilot

Newscenter 16 is learning more about the moments leading up to Sunday's deadly plane crash that took the lives of two people, and injured three others.

The Hawker Beechcraft 390 made two approaches to the South Bend Airport, followed by an aborted landing attempt, before crashing into three homes on Iowa Street.

While it could take up to a year to decipher the evidence recorded by the aircraft's black box, a new report is shedding light on what may have gone wrong during the fatal flight.

According to the Tulsa World, investigators say the pilot radioed that he was having problems with the plane's hydraulics shortly before the crash.

Newscenter 16 called the NTSB about the claim, but they would neither confirm nor deny the newspaper's report.


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