The National Transportation Safety Board has made public its preliminary report on the private plane crash December 22 in southern Washington County near Greenhead.
The crash killed five people on a flight from Destin to the Bahamas.
The preliminary report revealed nothing new that wasn't already known, and it certainly is a long way off from determining what caused the plane to go down.
There is a quote from the pilot talking by radio to Tyndall when he said "we're going up and down here quite a bit." He asked for block altitude clearance from 4,000 to 6,000 feet and that was the last communication.
A property owner found the plane crash site after he went to investigate a loud noise during an intense storm. It was raining heavily and the plane apparently came down hard and fast because debris was scattered over a half mile area.
It could be a year or longer before a final NTSB report is issued.