NTSB releases final report in 2012 plane crash that killed Junction City family

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The National Transportation Safety Board have released the final report in the investigation of a 2012 plane crash that killed a Junction City family in Florida.

The June 7, 2012 crashed killed Ronald Bramlage, his wife Rebecca and their children — ages 15 to 8 — in a remote area of Polk County Florida. The family was headed from the Bahamas to Junction City.

In the report the NTSB says the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the pilot to maintain control of the airplane while climbing to cruise altitude in severe weather, following disconnect of the autopilot. The reason for the autopilot disconnect could not be determined during post accident testing.The NTSB also says in the report that contributing to the accident was the pilot’s lack of experience in high-performance, turbo-propeller airplanes and in severe weather conditions.

To read the full report: CLICK HERE


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