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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fort Lauderdale Jet Crash

In a preliminary report last week, National Transportation Safety Board investigators said there was no evidence of inflight or post-crash fire.

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    NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fort Lauderdale Jet Crash
    United States Coast Guard Seventh District
    Wreckage of the plane that crashed off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is brought aboard a Coast Guard boat Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

    Investigators say the bodies of a pilot and a doctor were lost after a Mexico-bound medical flight crashed into the Atlantic off Fort Lauderdale.

    The jet was returning Nov. 19 to Mexico after dropping off a patient. In a preliminary report last week, National Transportation Safety Board investigators said there was no evidence of inflight or post-crash fire.

    The bodies of the co-pilot and a flight nurse were recovered. Mexican officials identified pilot Jose Hiram Galvan de la O, co-pilot Josue Buendia Moreno, Dr. Fernando Senties Nieto and nurse Mariana Gonzalez Isunza.

    According to the report, the pilot reported an engine failure and requested a 180-degree turn back to the airport. However, the plane continued flying parallel to shore. It descended to 100 feet above the ocean before losing contact.

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    (Published Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013)