Prior Oxygen Issue In Plane That Crashed In W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed in West Virginia last year had a previous problem with a supplemental oxygen system he had installed, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report.

The pilot’s logbook contained an entry regarding a problem with the system on a flight on March 12, 2009, but didn’t provide details, the board said in its Sept. 1 report.The report did not say what caused the crash. The findings were first reported by the Parkersburg News.

The Cirrus Sr-22 crashed on July 30, 2009, in a wooded area near Ravenswood, about 50 miles north of Charleston. The pilot, 61-year-old William Huff of Indiana, was killed.