Investigators Begin Moving Plane Wreckage


Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board were back on the scene of a deadly plane crash Wednesday.

The accident happened Monday killing pilots David Mauritson and Phil Dryden. The men were on the way back from charity mission in Baton Rouge.

Their plane crashed just about a mile from Mobile Regional Airport.

Conditions were very foggy at the time, but investigators say they still can’t determine a cause of the crash.

“We are looking at the aircraft, we are looking at the pilot records, we are looking at the maintenance of the aircraft, the pilot history so we haven’t made any determination at this time as to what it may be,” said NTSB investigator Eric Alleyne.

Investigators spent much of Wednesday positioning the aircraft to be moved from the crash site.

“It’s in a swampy area and the terrain is pretty rough,” said Alleyne “We have to manipulate the aircraft and we are currently doing that now so we can dig a little deeper and look at the aircraft and see what we’re finding.”

Crews were not able to move the aircraft Wednesday, but will be back out Thursday.

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