MONROE, La. (January 25, 2013)—Federal investigators were on the scene Friday after four people died when a small plane on a flight from Texas crashed in a wooded area behind the Ouachita Correctional Center in Monroe, La.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators are collecting evidence and witness testimony for their initial investigation.
NTSB spokesman Terry Williams says the Beechcraft Bonanza crashed Thursday afternoon about four miles south of the Monroe Regional Airport.
Officials have not released the names of the victims.
The airplane, which is owned by Central Flying Service, Inc. of Little Rock, Ark., was arriving at Monroe from Beaumont.
William said the investigation could take nine months to one year to complete.