Federal investigators say they have not determined why an Alaskan air taxi crashed last year, killing nine South Carolinians.
But the National Transportation Safety Board hopes to determine a cause within the next four months, according to the Greenville News.
The July 2013 crash killed Greenville software sales entrepreneur Melet Antonakos, wife Kimberly, and three children Olivia, Mills, and Ana, along with Greenville doctor Chris McManus, his wife Stacey, and their two children Meghan and Connor. The pilot Walter Rediske also died in the crash.
The deHavilland DCH-3 in which they were all riding crashed shortly after takeoff near Soldotna, Alaska. The group was on their way to a mountain lodge.
Investigators relied on cell phone video filmed by one of the children. The NTSB report noted that the video showed the takeoff, then impact with the ground 16 seconds later.
The report revealed new information about the plane, passengers, and wreckage, but stopped short of giving a cause. You can read all of the documents at the NTSB’s website.