Aviation authorities have determined an empty fuel tank is what caused a plane to crash into a Caldwell baseball field.
It was initially believed engine trouble was what forced down the single-engine Cessna on August 20. Now officials say it had run out of gas. Whether that was caused by a fuel leak or some other circumstance is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
The plane crashed around 6 p.m., just about the time a group of 12-year olds was about to begin baseball practice.
Both the pilot and passenger survived and have since been released from hospitals.
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