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NTSB Releases New Documents And Pictures Of McKinney Plane Crash

December 18, 2018 - 5:00 am
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MCKINNEY (1080 KRLD) - Two years after two planes collided over McKinney, killing three, the Nation Transportation Safety Board has released new documents and new pictures of the accident as it happened. 

The pictures were taken from video from a McKinney Police dashboard camera.  They show the two planes, first pointed at one another, then the midair collision, then both planes falling to the ground. 

The video itself has not been released. 

And there are new statements to augment the 9-1-1 calls from people who saw the new years eve collision.

Several witnesses say the planes were flying lower than usual near the Aero Country airport in McKinney...others said they thought it was part of an acrobatic training session...that the planes appeared to be flying in a formation....until they collided. 

"They seemed to almost be flying together and to me it looked like they were flying in some kind of formation." Said one witness in a statement.  "One of the other golfers commented at the time that maybe they were practicing for an air show. I agreed at the time. They seemed to "bank" left together heading north over the houses. I turned away at that point but soon heard a sound similar to a car crash. We all immediately looked up and saw the plane on the right take an immediate nose dive.  The other faded left a little then started to slowly go down at an angle. At first we didn't know if this was a crash or part of a practice move. "

Parts of the plane spread over an area around the airport.  Part of one plane landed in the median of a street, the other slammed into a storage building and burst into flames. 

Killed in the crash were Gregory Barber and Tim Barber in one plane and  Robert Navar of Frisco in the other. 

The new documents are part of a factual report issued by the NTSB.  The final report which determines fault in the accident has not been issued.