NTSB: Pilot In Cullman County Crash Was Advised Of ‘Extreme Precipitation’

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Investigators found pieces of the plane along County Road 174 near Ardell, in western Cullman County (Photo: CBS 42)

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The National Transportation Safety Board has released its findings about a plane crash in Crane Hill on September 17.

The report states the pilot, Gary Cohen was advised about ‘extreme precipitation’ along his flight path.

The air traffic controller gave Cohen a path of deviation, but several minutes later a call of mayday was given from the aircraft. It was the final radio transmission from the plane.

The plane crashed in a pasture from an elevation of about 560 feet, killing Cohen and his wife Nancy.  The two were returning home to Gallatin, Tennessee from a vacation in Florida.