NTSB releases details on fatal 2017 Barren County plane crash

GLASGOW, Ky.- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its final report on a plane crash that killed four people in Barren County in November 2017.

According to the report issued July 8, the NTSB has determined that the pilot, Scott Foster, lost control of the aircraft due to spatial disorientation, which is the inability to interpret aircraft attitude, altitude or airspeed in relation to the earth or other points of reference.

According to the NTSB, it is likely that the pilot’s decision to continue the flight into deteriorating weather conditions resulted in his loss of airplane control due to spatial disorientation.

The report also states that the spouse of one the passengers had planned a surprise party for the afternoon of their return. According to the NTSB, it is likely that the pilot’s desire to get to the destination airport because of the party or another unknown reason contributed to this behavior.

The plane crashed in Fountain Run on November 12, 2017.

In addition to Foster, his son, Noah, 15, was killed along with Kyle Stewart, and Somerset police chaplain Doug Whitaker.

To view the final NTSB report, visit: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20171112X72518&AKey=1&RType=Summary&IType=FA