More details are being revealed about January's deadly plane crash in Ouachita Parish. In a report released Friday officials, describes the last 19 minutes of communication between air traffic control and the plane's pilot Mason Maudlin.
The preliminary report from National Transportation Safety Board says weather conditions on Januray 24th called for an Instrument Landing Systems approach or ILS.
"ILS is called precision approach because it has vertical and horizontal guidance," says veteran pilot T.J. Colvin Junior.
Colvin says nearly 30 miles from Monroe's airport, air traffic control operators will give pilots landing information to coordinate with their on board instruments.
"Coming here instruments you're given altitude and a heading. If you're going where you're told you'll be fine," says Colvin.
The pilot, Mason Maudlin was told to make a left turn descend to two thousand feet for landing. The pilot's decent wasn't enough; he was 1000 feet over the landing clearance.
Air traffic control operators issued "missed approach instructions." Something pilots say is not uncommon when trying to land. The report goes on to say, that after clearance was cancel Mauldin made a "tight" right turn at 1,600 feet at 243 miles per hour. The report did not include specific instructions from air traffic control.
Colvin says this, "It should take around two minutes to make a 360 degree turn. You're far less likely to lose control of the airplane, but when you start making steep turns you can get into trouble."
The plane climbed to 1,900 feet then descended and disappeared from radar. It's last known speed 230 miles per hour.
The report then goes on to refer to whiteness reports detailing the plane's quick vertical fall. All three passengers and the pilot were killed. An exact cause of the crash is still unknown. The investigation can take up to a year to complete.
NTSB says the plane was owned by "central flying service" and that the pilot has worked for them since July. They also say Maudlin had 470 flying hours. According to the FAA his last known required medical examine was in 2008