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Airplane Crash Investigation Continues




Airplane Crash Investigation Continues
By: Wes Wallace

(Sparta, IL)--Friday, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board wrapped up their on-scene investigation into the cause of a plane crash near the Sparta Airport. 

Two Heartland men aboard the plane died when it went down late Wednesday night.  Andrew Fox, an air safety investigator with the NTSB, says he'll issue a preliminary report next week, and then work on a factual report to be handed over to an advisory panel. 

That five member committee will ultimately determine the cause of the crash, but it could take up to a year for them to issue that report.  The NTSB investigates all major transportation accidents, so there's usually a backlog of reports to thoroughly evaluate.

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