NTSB expects report on Roy Halladay plane crash within 7-10 days

The National Transportation Safety Board expects to have a preliminary report on the cause of the plane crash that took former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay’s life Tuesday within about a week, but a full investigation will take more than a year.

Noreen Price, an accident investigator for the NTSB, said at a news briefing Wednesday that she would not speculate about what sent Halladay’s two-seat plane into the Gulf of Mexico shortly after noon Tuesday.

Price encouraged anyone with video of the crash to contact the agency and said “many witnesses” already have said they saw Halladay’s ICON A5 maneuvering at low altitude before it went down about a quarter mile offshore. 

Price said the plane hit the Gulf off New Port Richey, Fla., at 12:06 p.m. and rescuers found it upside down in about 4 feet of water. Investigators were able to recover two flight data recorders from the aircraft, but she said the plane did not have a cockpit voice recorder.

The wreckage of Halladay’s plane was transported Wednesday to a secure location where an NTSB team could examine it.

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