Jacksonville, FL - We’re getting new insight from federal investigators in to the deadly plane crash in the Arlington area this weekend.
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report, with the full report expected to take months to complete. Investigators have confirmed Michael Huber was making a missed approach in to Craig Airport Sunday night. He was in touch with air traffic control at that time until climbing about 100 feet, at which point the NTSB says radar contact was lost.
The wreckage of the plane was found in a retention pond in the Sutton Lakes area, about one mile south of Craig. The NTSB says it was intact, although parts were “substantially damaged”. The landing gear was up.
Investigators have salvaged both engines, the electronic flight instrument system and a digital engine analyzer for further examination. The report stops short of listing the exact cause of the crash. It details weather conditions at the time of the crash, however, noting visibility was at 2.5 miles in the mist.
Huber had logged 1600 hours of flight experience according to his last reporting in August. His daughters 20-year-old Tess and 17-year-old Abigail also died in the crash. Tess was a UNF golfer training to get her pilot’s license.