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Preliminary report to determine if water was in the plane's fuel

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A preliminary report on a plane crash that killed three pilots back in November indicates authorities are trying to determine if there was water in the plane's fuel.

The report reveals dirty water, similar to that left behind after dousing a fire, was found in part of the engine. Clear water was found in another area of the fuel system.

The National Transportation Safety Board is trying to find where that water came from.

Water in the fuel could have contributed to the crash.

The single-engine Piper PA-32 crashed into a west Jackson home just after takeoff November 13th.

Flight Instructor Colonel John Tilton Jr., fellow pilots Captain William Young and Lieutenant Colonel David Williams were all killed in the crash. They were flying to an air safety meeting in Raymond.

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