Authorities investigating cause of mid-air plane crash
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Investigators say one plane carried a student and his flight instructor collided with a plane whose pilot was on a solo flight. The names of the victims have not been released.
National Transportation Safety Board spokeswoman Kristi Dunks says local
officials and a representative from the Cessna Aircraft Company are assisting in the investigation.
Dunks: We have witness reports indicating that these two aircraft collided in flight and at this point we're gathering facts on scene - documenting the wreckage.
Dunks says the wreckage will be reassembled at a storage facility north of Los Angeles.
She says the student on board the training flight was a pilot with flying experience and was familiarizing himself with the San Diego area.
Dunks says the investigation could take up to six months.
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