Federal investigators haven’t been able to determine why a prominent personal injury attorney lost control of his plane and crashed in 2020, killing him and a passenger. The crash near Corfu, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Buffalo, killed Stephen Barnes and his niece, Elizabeth Barnes. Stephen Barnes was half of Cellino & Barnes, a firm known for its catchy TV jingle. In a report, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Barnes, a registered pilot, lost contact with air traffic controllers for about 25 minutes on the flight from New Hampshire to Buffalo, then reestablished contact about 30 miles from Buffalo and said “everything’s fine.” Shortly afterward, the single-engine Socata TBM-700 began to descend at high speed, entered a spiral dive and crashed in some woods.
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