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Drugs found in pilot's system in deadly 2013 Morehouse Parish plane crash

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MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The NTSB has released a report on the July 2013 plane crash near Oak Ridge that killed the pilot and instructor on board.

According to the report, drugs may have played a role in the fatal plane crash. An accident report, reveals 28 year old Jonathan Whitacre, of Indiana, had recreational drugs in his system. A toxicology report shows marijuana along with a prescription drugs in his liver, lung and blood stream. Hydroxychloroquine is sometimes used to "decrease inflammation in patients with lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthris. Whitacre did not report any of these disorders, or use of the medicine to FAA.

The flight that killed Whitacre, along with flight instructor Clarence Collins, 74, was also found to be 32 pounds too heavy.

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