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NTSB: An investigator to gather data at fatal plane crash scene in Yoakum

By Jennifer Flores,


YOAKUM, Texas  – On Wednesday, Jan. 18, around mid-morning, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator will be at the scene of the fatal plane crash that occurred on Tuesday.

The investigator will begin to document the scene, examine the aircraft, request any air traffic communications, radar data, weather reports and attempt to contact any witnesses. The investigator will also request maintenance records of the aircraft and medical records and flight history of the pilot.

According to preliminary information currently available, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, Piper PA-46-350P crashed south of the Yoakum Municipal Airport (T-85) under unknown circumstances. As of right now, there is no additional information available about where the flight originated or its destination.

NTSB does not determine the cause of the crash in the early part of the investigation process. At this stage of the investigation, the investigator will gather information and data related to the crash.

A preliminary report may be available in approximately 10 business days, and a typical NTSB investigation can take up 12 to 24 months to complete and determine a cause.

The National Transportation Safety Board provided the above information. This is a developing story, and we will provide updates as we receive them.

You can read the original story and previous updates below:

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