NTSB investigating fatal plane crash in Oxford

Officials are working to gather more information about Saturday's plane crash at the Ole Miss Golf Course.

Posted: Jul 8, 2019 11:07 AM
Updated: Jul 8, 2019 4:53 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Aviation officials are still working to gather information about Saturday's fatal plane crash at the Ole Miss Golf Course.

The crash killed the student pilot, 18-year-old Lake Little of Starkville. The plane was identified as a Cessna 172.

The Cessna 172 crashed on the Ole Miss Golf Course in mid-afternoon.

Facebook post of Lake Little as Starkville's Miss Hospitality

RELATED: Teen pilot from Starkville dies following plane crash at Ole Miss Golf Course

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) discussed the incident during a Monday morning press conference at the Ole Miss Golf Course.

Air safety investigator Ed Malinowski confirmed the plane's route of flight was from the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus to Oxford, then back to Columbus.

NTSB is working to get more information, including weather conditions at the time of the crash. They will also work with the Oxford airport to determine if any communication was made with Lake before the crash.

The on-site investigation will take a few more days. Malinowski anticipates the preliminary report to be released in a week. However, the final report could take several months or a year to complete.

The NTSB is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation.

VIDEO: Open this link to watch the entire press conference.

 

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