NTSB Close to Releasing Preliminary Report in PA Crash

Helicopter crash killed Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto last week

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January 15, 2020 - 11:59 am
Helicopter Crash



BUFFALO (WBEN) - The National Transportation Safety Board is reportedly close to releasing their preliminary report into what happened on the night of January 9 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, as Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto were killed in a helicopter crash.

Croce was a Buffalo developer and restaurateur and owner of the Statler and Curtiss Hotel in Buffalo and Capriotto owns businesses in Orchard Park.

"We were on scene there; we had an investigator on scene there to conduct the on-scene phase of the investigation," said NTSB spokesman Terry Williams. "We talked about some of the things he had done in terms of documenting the site and the aircraft, the wreckage and so forth."

Williams says they are now waiting on the preliminary report, which he expects in the near future, as it typically takes 7-10 days for them to be released.

"That will have some of the early information that we gathered thus far but not any analysis or determination of cause," Williams continued. "There's still a lot of information that we're gathering because we're still in the fact-gathering phase of this investigation."


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