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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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    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.

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    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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