Update: Fatal Plane Crash Site Cleared

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

Investigators have cleaned up the scene of Monday nights fatal plane crash, and The National Transportation Safety Board says it took the plane wreckage to a secure facility to continue the investigation.

Monday night around 10 p.m., five people were killed when the single-engine plane crashed near the community of Edge in northwest Brazos County.

For the next 5 to 10 business days investigators will gather as much information as they can and compile a preliminary report.

They believe weather may have caused an in-flight breakup of the Piper Saratoga before it went down.

The NTSB confirms that their was radio communication between the pilot and air controllers in Fort Worth about the weather. That audio is being reviewed.

The NTSB says it will take at least a year to determine the exact cause of the crash.

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