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Federal agencies to help with plane crash investigation
Source: Gainesville Sun, 10/09/13
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By Monivette Cordeiro
The investigation is continuing into what caused a banner-toting airplane to crash onto the University of Florida’s Flavet Field on Saturday, leaving two people injured.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office’s aviation unit has collected data from the plane crash and will turn it over to federal investigators to complete a report, said spokesman Art Forgey.
“Usually it would take them six to eight months before they release a report,” he said Wednesday. “It’s a short turnaround, but with the government shutdown now, that’s not going to help that timetable any.”
According to sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Todd Kelly, the Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board will not visit the scene of the crash since it did not involve a fatality. Investigators will, however, conduct an in-depth investigation with the information provided by the aviation unit.
Pilot Graham Hill, 28, and passenger Ian Conrad, 26, were injured when the plane came down around 4 p.m. near a group of people tailgating before the UF football game against the University of Arkansas. Both were treated for injuries at UF Health Shands Hospital.