PROVINCETOWN — The National Transportation Safety Board has published its preliminary report on the PA-28 Piper plane crash here that killed a pilot and seriously injured a female passenger on Aug. 31, and it provides few if any new details.
The report can be found at the board’s website, http://www.ntsb.com. The accident remains under investigation.
According to NTSB investigator Dennis Diaz, the cause is not likely to be known for nine to 12 months. They will be looking at archival maintenance records for the plane and the pilot’s training and history. Within 60 days of the end of the investigation the cause will be published online.
The single engine Piper PA-28 private aircraft crashed in the woods about 200 yards west of the Provincetown Municipal Airport at 11:30 that Wednesday night. Stanley J. Wisniewski, 48, of Falmouth, the pilot of the Piper plane, was pronounced dead at the scene. The only passenger, Tamar Levy, 47, also of Falmouth, was MedFlighted to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with serious injuries.
A pilot of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter that was in the area witnessed the crash.
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