Deadly Plane Crash Investigation

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An investigation is ongoing into another fatal airplane crash near Centennial Airport.

The most recent crash occurred Saturday night and killed all four people on board.

The crash of the Cessna 425 was the fourth fatal accident in nine months near the airport. The plane went down about three miles south of the runway and within a half-mile of an apartment and housing subdivision.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Aaron Sauer won't speculate on the cause of the crash but says it was raining at the time. There are large power lines in the area, but Sauer says there's no evidence the plane struck anything before it hit the ground.

No one on the ground was injured and the victims haven't been identified.


Sauer says friends of the victims visited the site yesterday morning. One man, Buddy Lewis, says Stephen Gavit was the pilot and the passengers were Gavit's teenage grandson, his grandson's friend and Gavit's friend.