MONROEVILLE (KDKA) – Federal investigators will be looking into many factors to determine the cause of a plane crash in Monroeville Sunday afternoon.

The four-seater plane crashed at the Pittsburgh-Monroeville Airport around 5:30 p.m.

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A husband and wife were on their way home to Tennessee after visiting their son in Greensburg.

They said that during takeoff, a gust of wind raised the nose of the plane, which caused it to stall.

The plane hit some brush and fire broke out on the instrument panel.

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“As you can see, the plane was fully engulfed,” Joe Hibala said. “They walked away from it without a scratch, which was good.”

“They were extremely lucky to get out of the plane before it could have burst into flames. They are very lucky to get out,” Paul Balonik said.

A timetable for federal investigators to complete their investigation is not known.


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