Previous report: BREAKING - Small Plane Crashes into School.
Federal investigators on Sunday recovered the wreckage of a small plane that nosedived into an eastern Arizona high school and exploded, killing all four people on board.
Firefighters cleared the way for investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board by putting out hot spots that remained after the single-engine Piper crashed Friday afternoon into the empty two-story school building in the small town of Eagar.
Investigators were able to find all major structural components of the plane, NTSB investigator Joshua Cawthra said.
"The airplane was severely fragmented and there was definitely a lot of fire damage," he said.
The wreckage was being transported to a secure facility in Phoenix, where investigators would continue to comb over the charred pieces, looking for any clues to what may have caused the crash.
"We've got a lot left to do," Cawthra said. "We'll be looking at everything—man, machine and environment." [...] go read the rest
I have no idea why all of this takes from six months to a year to investigate.
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