NTSB: Another plane taking off when crash happened

- The NTSB began its investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deadly crash at Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Island Friday. 

A senior air safety investigator with the NTSB said his team had started the process of investigating the crash that killed two people, who have not been identified by officials.

The plane, which was headed for Pensacola, crashed during takeoff and burst into flames.

The NTSB said the airport does not have air traffic controllers to guide pilots during takeoff and landing. There was, however, a second plane taking off at the same time.

The NTSB said it was too early to tell if the timing of the takeoffs was a coincidence or possibly related to the crash. The representative also said there were eye witnesses and surveillance video of the incident, but the video would not be released to the public until the investigation came closer to uncovering a cause. 

The initial investigation was put on hold Saturday morning as storms with lightning moved across the Bay Area.

The Peter O. Knight airport authority said the runways would be closed until further notice. 

Up Next:

Up Next

  • NTSB: Another plane taking off when crash happened
  • Neighbor arrested in elderly Bradenton woman's death
  • Dozens arrested in Polk County online sex sting
  • Manatee deputies wrangle snake at apartment complex
  • Hernando deputies discover alleged credit card fraud operation
  • Soldier's remains arrive in Miami
  • Shooting, house fire investigation underway in Citrus Co.
  • USF doctor helps healing in Puerto Rico
  • 'Operation Nailed' nabs unlicensed contractors
  • FWC: Video of shark dragged behind boat taken in Hillsborough Co.