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Plane crash IDs may take another week, says coroner

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 31, 2013 10:11 AM

(Biglerville) -- Authorities say it may take another week to positively identify the two victims of a plane crash in a fruit-farming region outside Gettysburg last week.

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Adams County Coroner Patricia Felix says that an autopsy confirmed that the victims died of multiple injuries.

She said relatives of two people whose IDs were found in the wreckage provided dental records to authorities last week, but DNA samples are being tested for positive identification.

Officials said the plane went down near Biglerville about 45 minutes after taking off from Bloomsburg Airport early on the morning after Christmas.

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to release a preliminary report in January, but a final report will take another 12 to 18 months.

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