A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report has provided more details on a fatal plane crash that happened in Southington.

The crash occurred on October 28 near Herr Fieldhouse Road and claimed the life of 82-year-old Richard Coles.

According to the report, Coles had been flying an "experimental, amateur-built" Zenith 750 cruiser plane.

NTSB officials spoke with a witness who spoke to the pilot before he took off. The witness asked how the airplane was doing and Coles told them "fine" and that he intended to fly around the local area.

The witness was also flying that day and waited behind Coles' aircraft, watching it take off with no anomalies.

The plane later crashed in the front yard of a home on Herr Fieldhouse Road near the Warren Airport after hitting a tree.

According to the report, there appeared to be nothing mechanically wrong with the aircraft and there was no severe weather in the area at the time.

This report from the NTSB is the preliminary report and a final report will be made at a later date.