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Doorbell Cam May Help Investigators Determine Cause of St. Charles County Plane Crash

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Investigators confirm a doorbell camera may help them figure out what caused a deadly plane crash in St. Charles County over the weekend. During a news conference Tuesday, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also revealed new information about the flight’s final moments.

“The airplane after it took off climbed to 8,000 (feet) on a westerly heading, then it began a turn to the left, back toward the east with a descent,” said Michael Folkerts, NTSB. “The airplane impacted into a forested area. It was rural at a high airspeed on a westerly heading.”


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The plane had no black box data or cockpit voice recorders but Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data provide valuable information about the flight, he said.

NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigators will reconstruct what little is left of the engines, propellers, and avionics, of the 1981 Beechcraft baron twin-engine plane.

FlightAware shared its flight tracking map with FOX 2. It shows the plane taking off as two small bands of precipitation approached Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield at 7:10 p.m. Saturday. The plane then turns back with the flight ending at 7:19 p.m., the official time of the crash.

The pilots’ communications with air traffic control were limited.

“There was not a distress call,” Folkerts said. “There are some communications that we’re assessing that give the impression that potentially there was an issue.”

There’s another thing investigators are considering: that audio from a doorbell camera from a neighborhood of new homes about a third of a mile from the crash site outside of New Melle. You can hear the plane going down.

“We’ll have a sound spectrum analysis completed on the doorbell video,” Folkerts said. “We’re looking to try to prevent the next tragedy.”

Witnesses who may have heard or seen anything are encouraged to contact the NTSB via email at witness@NTSB.gov.


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Investigators identified the pilots as 55-year-old George King of Westerville, OH, near Columbus; and 35-year-old Amanda Youngblood of Huber Heights, OH, near Dayton. Both were killed. They were flying for Airnet II, a Columbus company. Its website says the company specializes in transporting potentially dangerous cargo. This plane was empty. The experienced pilots were certified for “instrument flying” in inclement weather, Folkerts said. They were headed to Denver for a pickup and return to St. Louis. The plane made the same flight six days earlier.

Ice was not a factor, Folkerts said, but the weather still could have been. It certainly has hampered the search for the wreckage.

“The weather was bad. It is very hilly terrain. It was off the roadway. It was really challenging. There was no fire,” said St. Charles County Police Chief Kurt Frizz.

It took searchers nearly two hours to find the wreckage in the rugged terrain. The closest highway was Highway F.

The NTSB expects to issue a preliminary report within two weeks.

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Two New K9’s Join UK Police Explosive Detection Division

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky Police Department welcomed two new K-9’s to its Explosive Detection division.

“Kinder” is a Chocolate Labrador imported from the United Kingdom.  She’s just shy of two-years old.  She’s trained in Dutch commands.  She spent several weeks training at Ventosa Kennels in North Carolina in explosives detection, tracking and article recovery before coming to Lexington.

“Kip” is a English Yellow Labrador imported from the United Kingdom.  She approximately a year and eight months old.  She is trained in Dutch commands.  She spent six weeks at Ventosa Kennels in North Carolina training in explosives detection, tracking and article recovery prior to joining UK Police.

Both dogs are newly nationally certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) as Explosives Detection K-9’s.

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Two Mothers Clash Over Integration in ‘What’s Mine & Yours’

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At the center of author Naima Coster’s novel What’s Mine & Yours are two struggling mothers. Jade is a Black single mother who is trying to provide a better life for her son, and Lacey May is a white mother who is trying to give her daughters the life she never had. Their stories will intertwine over decades, starting with when Lacey May opposes the integration of her daughters’ school – the same school Jade is trying to get her son into. Coster told NPR’s Audie Cornish that fiction gives us a window into other people’s lives but that does not mean we have to condone their actions.

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Rose Namajunas-Carla Esparza Rematch Scheduled for UFC 274 in May

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UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and former champ Carla Esparza are expected to meet for a second time at UFC 274 on May 7. Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso was the first to report the news of the match-up being in the works via a tweet, although the promotion themselves have yet to confirm anything regarding the booking. Esparza won the pair’s initial meeting back at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in December 2014, where she defeated Namajunas via a third-round submission due to a rear-naked choke to become the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. The 34-year old Torrance, California native currently is on a five-fight winning streak and is coming off of a second-round TKO victory over Yan Xiaonan at UFC Vegas 27. Namajunas meanwhile is 6-1 in her last seven Octagon outings and will try to build on a split-decision win over former UFC strawweight champion, Zhang Weili, in their rematch back at UFC 268. The best remains #—————- — @RoseNamajunas successfully defended her throne after a 5-RD battle last night at #UFC268! pic.twitter.com/uurQzWSAC6 — UFC (@ufc) November 7, 2021 Fightful has all of your MMA and Boxing needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates, and predictions

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