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Ill-fated aircraft had fuel system woes, report says

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 01, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">The owner and pilot of Birds of Paradise had problems with the fuel system of a weight-shift control aircraft that crashed on Kauai, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p>The agency posted on its website the report involving the March 11 crash in Polihale that killed pilot Gerry Charle&shy;&shy;bois, 55, of Kapahi and Mark McKenzie, 53, of Ontario. The report said Charle&shy;bois recently had problems with the aircraft's fuel system sucking the fuel supply out of the main vent line in the belly of the aircraft.</p>
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The owner and pilot of Birds of Paradise had problems with the fuel system of a weight-shift control aircraft that crashed on Kauai, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. 

The agency posted on its website the report involving the March 11 crash in Polihale that killed pilot Gerry Charle­­bois, 55, of Kapahi and Mark McKenzie, 53, of Ontario. The report said Charle­bois recently had problems with the aircraft's fuel system sucking the fuel supply out of the main vent line in the belly of the aircraft. Login for more...



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