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Amarillo plane had only one engine running when it crashed, killing Tyler man

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New details have been learned about the Amarillo plane crash that killed a Tyler man.

Investigators say 53-year-old Ben Harned IV had just taken off from Amarillo's Tradewind Airport July 25 when the Piper PA-30 he was piloting began having problems.

A National Transportation Safety Board report posted Thursday said the plane only had one engine running and was trying to return to the airport. Harned had contacted an air traffic controller after takeoff to say he was returning to Amarillo's Tradewind Airport. Just before crashing, he told the controller his left engine had stopped and he had the airport in sight.

Harned had been heading to Lubbock when the plane crashed in the yard of a mobile home. The plane's wing clipped the home when it crashed.

There were no reports of injuries to people on the ground.

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