At a news conference Sunday, Heidi Kemner, an air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the jet departed from Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City about 9:45 a.m. and was headed for Nashville. It was snowing at the time, but it’s unclear if the weather was a factor in the crash.
“We will perform a formal weather study, and that will definitely be something we look into in this investigation,” Kemner said.
Investigators are expected to continue examining the wreckage and gathering information at their office in Washington. It could be up to 18 months before a factual report is ready and a determination on cause is made, she said.
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Channel 2's Matt Johnson reports.