Report: Fuel valve blockage possible in fatal Greensboro plane crash

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal agency’s investigation into the cause of a fatal Greensboro plane crash points to a possible problem in its fuel system, the News & Record reported Wednesday.

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report about the plane crash that killed Greensboro businessman Frank Richard Mascia Jr.

Mascia, 74, died when the plane he was flying crashed shortly after takeoff on Feb. 11.

The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report shows the plane’s fuel pump contained no fuel when removed at the scene of the crash. The plane’s fuel strainer also contained no fuel.

The report brings up the possibility that the plane’s fuel tank selector valve was blocked.

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