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.
The aircraft then entered a holding sample at 3,000 ft. It then made a flip and entered a “steep descent” earlier than crashing about 5:45 p.m. a couple of half mile from Wales Airport in Litchfield.
The particles area was roughly 200 yards lengthy and 50 ft huge.
The aircraft was being utilized in a coaching capability with Shepherd-Kegl instructing Melville on the time of the crash.
Investigators proceed to work to seek out out what occurred, and a full report isn’t anticipated for one more 12 to 24 months.
Judy Shepherd-Kegl mentioned her husband took flight security very significantly, and he or she’s hoping for extra solutions. They’d been married for 44 years. He left behind three kids and grandchildren.
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