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Updated: 06/21/2017 03:31:55PM

Plane’s engine failure still unexplained

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A helicopter comes in for a landing at the crash site at Caspersen Beach in July of 2014.

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Ommy Irizarry is shown here with his wife and family in a Facebook photo taken at Siesta Key one day prior to the fatal accident.

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A law enforcement officer walks by the crashed plane on Caspersen Beach that killed two beachgoers in July of 2014. The final report on the crash says the cause of the plane's engine failure can't be determined.

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Karl Kokomoor, of Englewood, the pilot, in the red shirt, is shown standing next to his plane shortly after the July 2014 crash.

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Ommy Irizarry is shown here with his wife and family in a Facebook photo taken at Siesta Key one day prior to the fatal accident.

By BOB MUDGE

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The final report issued last month on the July 27, 2014, airplane accident that claimed two lives on Venice Beach doesn’t answer the question on everyone’s mind then: Why?

On that day, the report states, pilot Karl Kokomoor decided to take his single-engine 1976 Piper Cherokee up after not flying it for about three and a half months. The plane had been hangared the whole time at Buchan Airport, in Englewood, and its most recent annual inspection had been in February.

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