The Nationwide Transportation Security Bureau launched some particulars Wednesday afternoon in regards to the crash of a small twin-propeller aircraft in Litchfield Tuesday night time.
The Beech C-99 was working as a cargo flight for Wiggins Air and crashed below unknown circumstances half a mile from Wales Airport, in response to the bureau. There have been two individuals on board who suffered deadly accidents, however the bureau has not launched their names or different particulars about them.
In an announcement, the bureau stated the aircraft was on a coaching flight and had no cargo on board. It took off from Auburn-Lewiston Airport and was seen flying southwest towards O’Connell’s Subject earlier than it crashed in a closely wooded space.
The bureau stated the wreckage web site is roughly 200 yards lengthy and 50 toes huge and there was no proof of a hearth on the aircraft earlier than or after the crash.
Investigators plan to stay on the web site for the following few days to interview witnesses, and analysis the pilots’ historical past and the upkeep historical past of the aircraft. The wreckage will then be moved to an offsite facility for additional evaluation.
A preliminary report anticipated in two to 3 weeks will comprise factual info gathered as much as that time. The ultimate report will establish a possible trigger and any contributing elements and shall be obtainable in 12-24 months. Crash reviews are printed on the bureau’s on-line database.
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