The National Transportation Safety Board released its initial report surrounding November 18th’s Air Ambulance Crash northwest of Mandan.
The report confirms what authorities have suspected. It was at 10:40 p.m. that the Cessna 441 was destroyed after breaking up in flight and landing in an open field near Harmon North Dakota.
Radar data says the plane reached 14,000 feet above sea level at a speed of 240 knots. The plane then made a steep right turn and radar contact was lost.
No distress calls were made from the plane before it crashed.
The wreckage was scattered well over a mile. The cockpit and cabin areas, as well as the tail, both engines, propellors and both wings were all identified and recovered.
The full investigation in finding out why the plane crashed could take six months to a year to complete.