NTSB: Crash cause tied to fuel mixture setting

By William Roller: Freedom Newspapers

YUMA, Ariz. – The cause of an airplane crash carrying a passenger from Yuma , Ariz., and piloted by a former Yuman is still under analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration months after the accident, according to its occupants.

Gary Mayer, formerly of Yuma, who now lives outside of Tulsa, Okla., piloted a Beech 35-B33 single-engine airplane that skidded to an emergency landing in a field six miles from Tucumcari last Aug. 31.
The plane carried passenger, Kathryn Blohm, Mayer’s sister-in-law who resides in Yuma.

Mayer said, he is unaware of what caused his aircraft to lose power soon after take-off in Tucumcari. The flight originated in Yuma and stopped for re-fueling