NTSB investigates crashed plane, remove it from the woods
The National Transportation Safety Board started investigating today what caused the corporate jet to hydroplane off the Macon Downtown Airport runway and crash into the woods.
Investigators climbed in and out of the plane looking into what made the jet crash.
"We're here documenting the scene and the facts and then we're going to start looking into was weather a factor, was it the airplane was there something wrong with it. You know we're going to look at a lot of different factors."
Despite the plane nose diving into the woods, investigators say the jet is not in too bad of a shape.
"It's going to be enough to give us a lot of information that we need to look at the airplane itself to see if there were any mechanical anomalies that could of caused this."
Investigators recovered the voice box and a GPS box to be sent up to Washington D.C for analysis. They're also seeing if the plane’s underside can provide answers.
"We're coming in with some blocks to put underneath the aircraft to shore it up so we can actually crawl underneath it and start looking at the wheel assemblies and things like that."
However, it's not just the plane they're looking into.
"We're looking at the logistics of the airport. We know the runway length and we're going to look at the performance numbers for the airplane but that's going to be in the days and weeks to come."
A crane came in and lifted the plane out of the woods a little after 4 p.m. It carried the jet across Ocmulgee East Blvd and placed it on a flatbed at the end of the runway of the Macon Downtown Airport. The plane was carried away to another part of the airport for further investigation and dismantling. It will be transported up to Griffin, Ga.