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Investigators release report on Tupelo plane crash

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a crash at the Tupelo Regional Airport in June was the result of a pilot's mistake.

An NTSB report says the pilot told investigators he  inadvertently retracted the landing gear instead of pulling the flap handle.

The pilot was practicing take-offs and landings when the incident happened on the runway on June 13th.

The plane slid off the runway and into the grass on its belly, causing significant damage to the fuselage.

The pilot was not injured in the accident.










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