New details released in plane crash that killed 4 Hoosiers

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.

Friends of the pilot who was killed in a Virginia crash, remember the Carmel man who loved aviation. (Provided Photo/John Joyce)
Friends of the pilot who was killed in a Virginia crash, remember the Carmel man who loved aviation. (Provided Photo/John Joyce)

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.

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