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October 13, 2012
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Fuel mixture cited in South Lake plane crash reports

The pilots of a plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Lake Tahoe Airport in August, killing all five people onboard, expressed concerns about the craft's fuel/air mixture prior to departing, according to a preliminary report on the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board also cited an improper fuel/air mixture as a contributing factor in a July 2009 crash at Lake Tahoe Airport that killed the aircraft's pilot.

The report on the Aug. 25 crash is preliminary and does not list a cause, but does say that pilots mentioned the difficulty in establishing the right fuel/air mixture at high

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