‘Our equipment is kind of faulty’: Last call to air traffic control recorded before Coleman County plane crash

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COLEMAN, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The last call a pilot made to air traffic control before he was killed in a plane crash in Coleman County was recorded.

In the audio track attached to the video above, you can hear the pilot of a Beechcraft King Air with tail number N860J telling control, “we may need to turn back to Abilene. Our. . . equipment is kind of faulty. I’m playing with it right now.”

He references faulty equipment several times during the call before he stops replying to the control center around 6:00 a.m.

Crews eventually determined he crash-landed on the west side of Lake Coleman, and when searchers finally located the crash, they discovered the pilot and his two passengers deceased.

The NTSB is now investigating.

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