Fullerton : Some Parts in Engine Cleared in Wayne Crash

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Engine parts recovered from the wreckage of the small airplane in which traffic reporter Bruce Wayne died apparently were not defective, but other parts destroyed by fire could have caused the crash, a federal investigator said.

Wayne, 52, was killed June 4 when his Cessna Cardinal crashed during takeoff from Fullerton Municipal Airport. A witness told of hearing the engine sputter and misfire before the plane dived into a parked truck.

Don Llorente of the National Transportation Safety Board said the investigation remains open until he can inspect the plane's propeller, which is being reassembled by the manufacturer.

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