Weather Cited A Factor in Fatal Plane Crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Weather Cited A Factor in Fatal Plane Crash

New information has been released in the investigation of a plane crash that killed Wayland Baptist University administrator Dr. Bill Hardage, last month.

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report Tuesday, citing weather as the main factor in the crash. According to the report, pilots tried to convince Dr. Hardage to delay his flight due to rain. He waited one night, but left at 9 a.m. on the morning of March 25th. At that time visibility was five miles in the rain. Forty-five minutes later, Dr. Hardage's wrecked plane was found in San Benito County. To see the entire report, click here .

Remembering Dr. Hardage at Wayland Baptist University
Family and friends say Dr. Hardage's passion for Wayland Baptist University started forty years ago. NewsChannel 11's Cecelia Coy talked to friends and colleagues about Hardage's accomplishments.

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