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NTSB releases report on fatal Danbury plane crash

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DANBURY -

The NTSB has released its preliminary report on the small plane crash that killed a pilot near the Danbury Airport last Sunday.

According to investigators, the maintenance records were up to date and the plane had two full tanks of fuel.

The plane lost altitude while still over the runway.

The report says it looked like the pilot, Mark Stern, corrected his course, but unfortunately the plane started to roll and crashed.

Investigators are keeping the debris while they continue the investigation.

A memorial service will be held tomorrow morning for Stern at the Norwalk Inn at 10 a.m. 

Stern was a lawyer in Norwalk and is survived by his wife of 30 years and their three children.

The two other people on the plane were seriously injured.

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