Investigation continues into fatal plane crash near Paris

Investigation continues into fatal plane crash near Paris

PARIS, Ill. — Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are continuing their investigation into a plane crash near Paris that killed a 33-year-old Paris man on Tuesday.

Pilot Rusty Shane Bogue was the only person aboard the 1976 Cessna 421, a small fixed-wing two-engine plane, that crashed about 1 mile east of the Edgar County Airport late Tuesday morning. Bogue was a self-employed aviator and flight instructor.

NTSB officials said the plane crashed just after takeoff, and the pilot reported engine problems.

An agency spokesman said Thursday that the wreckage has been moved to a secure location and investigators are wrapping up the on-scene investigation and will move into the post-scene investigation. He said a preliminary report wouldn't be released for another five to 10 days.

A Wednesday autopsy determined Bogue died upon impact as a result of blunt force trauma, Edgar County Coroner Pete Templeton said.

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