The NTSB report released this week found the probable cause of the accident was speed above what is recommended for the Hawker Beechcraft BE35.
The plane crashed in a Byron subdivision on July 31, 2011, killing the pilot. No one on the ground was injured.
The NTSB report said witnesses working in a nearby field said they heard a loud “popping” sound. They looked up and saw the plane and what looked like a wing separating from it. They told investigators that the plane then began to spin before crashing into the ground.