With three dead from the crash and three injured a lot of people want to know what went wrong Wednesday night.
Just about 20 minutes after taking off from Lanai Airport, the Maui Air flight crashed.
The National Transportation Safety Board is the lead agency of the investigation.
Investigators arrived at the crash scene on Thursday they returned on Friday to continue gathering information of the wreckage and what's left of the plane.
A spokesperson for the NTSB says the wreckage site is 500 feet long. That's the length of almost two football fields. The main body of the aircraft was found at the end of the crash field.
Both of the planes engines have just been airlifted away from the crash site. Both of the pieces will be examined to see if they were working properly at the time of the accident.
NTSB said the rest of the wreckage is scheduled to be moved from the crash site this weekend for further examination.
Investigators said Lanai Airport was not towered. There is no record of transmissions with an air traffic controller.
The pilot did file a Visual Flight Rules flight plan that allows the pilot to fly with visual references and without the help of plane instrumentation.
The investigation will include calculations to help determine the plane's pre-impact course, weather at the time of the crash will also be factored in. There will also be a study of the pilots performance.
Engines airlifted away for examination by NTSBPublished 6:31 PM HST Feb 28, 2014
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