NTSB: No clear cause of fatal Tennessee plane crash

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Posted: Jun 23, 2016 12:29 PM

COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on a Tennessee plane crash that killed three.

Media outlets say the report doesn't state a primary reason for why the single-engine plane crashed on June 11 as it approached the Collegedale Municipal Airport near Chattanooga.

Pilot Todd Silver was traveling with his mother, Suzanne Silver, and his two children. Both adults and a boy died in the crash. A 12-year-old girl was the only survivor.

A flight instructor at the airport told investigators he saw the plane on a "short final approach." No communication was reported between the airport and Silver's plane.

The NTSB report says that there was no fuel in the right fuel tank. The left tank contained 15 gallons of fuel, but was seen leaking before the crash.