Aviation fuel passes test after fatal plane crash

The Columbus Municipal Airport’s aviation fuel has tested OK, following a plane crash that killed three people earlier this month near Oldenberg.

The plane had fueled up twice on Saturday, Dec. 16th at the self fuel station here at the airport before it took off from Columbus and crashed about 40 minutes later killing everyone onboard. The fuel station was taken off line until the fuel could be tested for any problems.

Columbus airport director Brian Payne says that the fuel has been checked by a company called Intertek of Romeoville, Ill. and passed all tests with no discrepancies.

The fuel has been declared safe for operation and the fuel station has been brought back on line. Payne said the test results have been shared with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board. The city airport will continue to cooperate with federal authorities during their investigation, Payne said.