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Preliminary crash report released on deadly Lake Wales plane crash

11:55 AM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
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Lake Wales, Florida -- The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary crash report on the Lake Wales plane crash that killed a well known Kansas couple and their four children.

READ: Preliminary NTSB crash report (PDF)

Ron Bramlage was flying his wife Becky and their kids home to Junction City, Kansas from a vacation in the Bahamas on June 7th.

According to the NTSB report released Tuesday, the Bramlage plane made several maneuvers to avoid bad weather over Lakeland before crashing. The report also cites a witness who heard and videotaped the crash.

Photo Gallery: Deadly Lake Wales plane crash

And at the end of the report, it talks about two other witnesses who ran to the crash site, where they found the wreckage burning.

The witnesses were able to open the plane door and try to help one of the Bramlage family members. The report didn't indicate which member, but we believe it may have been the father. They also called 911 and helped first responders get to the scene.

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