Investigators Looking To Wreckage For Cause In Plane Crash

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) – With no survivors and no sign of a distress call from the plane that slammed into an Ohio apartment house, investigators must look elsewhere for clues about what caused the fiery crash.

The vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says they’ll comb charred wreckage, aircraft records, weather information and video to help trace what happened. Investigators already found the cockpit voice recorder, and they expect Thursday to begin recovering parts of the plane.

It crashed Tuesday afternoon in Akron as it approached the small airport where it was to land. The two pilots were killed, along with seven associates of a Florida real estate investment company.

Investigators have surveillance video that shows the plane coming in along treetops, banking to the left, crashing and exploding into flames.