NTSB Releases Preliminary Crash Report

The National Transportation Safety Board doesn't yet list a cause of the crash, but it has released some preliminary information about a Kanawha County plane crash that happened earlier this month. The pilot, 50-year old Lazarus Enoch Sommers, and his wife, Maryann Sommers, both died in the crash in Eastern Kanawha County. The NTSB report says the plane hit trees and the ground, and was destroyed. The pilot at one point told air traffic control he was deviating around weather, and a short time later radio control was lost and the plane went missing on radar. Most of the wreckage has been recovered and will still be examined as part of the investigation.