No distress calls prior to fiery Dover plane crash

CREATED Nov 24, 2012

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DOVER, Wis. - A Chicago pilot spoke to the Milwaukee control tower a few minutes before the plane went down in a Racine County neighborhood in September, igniting two homes.

The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation of the accident, but says it remains unclear what caused the Beech A-36 to crash in the Eagle Lake Manor subdivision in Dover.

Sixty-seven-year-old John David Brock, who was en route from the Chicago Executive (formerly Palwaukee) Airport in Wheeling, Illinois, to Lakeland Airport in Minocqua, lost his life.

NTSB reports show Brock had contacted the FAA's Milwaukee Terminal Radar Approach Control at 11:46 am on September 9th and was cleared to his destination, but six minutes later, he lost radar contact and the plane crashed at 11:53am.

No distress calls were reported before the connection was lost. 

On impact, the plane, as well as two homes and two garages caught fire.

Witnesses saw the plane tip forward and descend to the ground, but did not see any smoke or flames prior to the crash.