Preliminary report launched on lethal Litchfield aircraft crash

The Nationwide Transportation Security Board has launched a preliminary report following a lethal aircraft crash in Litchfield.

The crash on Aug. 22 killed pilot 69-year-old James Shepherd-Kegl of North Yarmouth and scholar pilot 37-year-old Jumaane Omar Stanley Melville of St. Petersburg, Florida.

After the Beech C99 aircraft, owned by Wiggins Airways, a cargo flight firm based mostly in Manchester, New Hampshire, took off from the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport round 5:10 p.m., it carried out a missed strategy and commenced heading to the northeast.