FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Federal officials say a plane that crashed in northern Virginia earlier this month had touched down briefly and bounced on the runway several times before becoming airborne again and crashing into trees.
Local media outlets report that the National Transportation Safety Board recently released a preliminary report into the Aug. 12 crash that killed six people. Three members of the Borinstein family from Shelbyville, the pilot from Carmel, an exchange student from Germany and the owner died.
The report says that several witnesses saw the plane approach the runway at the Shannon Airport high and fast. It says that after the plane climbed back into the air, it began to descend and rolled to the left as it crashed into trees.
The report doesn’t say what caused the crash.