UPDATE: Names released in fatal accident at Yeager Airport

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UPDATE 3/28/2016 @ 12:30 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman working for Skylane Aviation was killed in the Yeager Airport crash on Saturday.

Yeager Airport Police say Brenda Gilland Jackson was killed in the crash that happened just after noon on Saturday, March 26.

They also tell WSAZ the man injured in the crash is Arrin Jay Farrar, 42, of Plymouth, Maine. He remains in CAMC.

Yeager Police say Farrar was a student pilot with Skylane Aviation.

The plane that crashed on Saturday was a Cessna 172N.

An initial report on the investigation is set to be released by the NTSB in two weeks. However, it will take 8 to 12 months before a complete report is released.

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UPDATE 3/27/16 @ 5:15 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – It could take several months for the investigation into what caused a plane to flip over on the runway during takeoff at Yeager Airport on Saturday to be completed.

One woman died and a man remains in critical condition after Saturday’s crash, the first fatal plane accident at Yeager since 1985.

An initial report on the investigation is set to be released by the NTSB in two weeks. However, it will take 8 to 12 months before a complete report is released.

Dan Boggs, the main investigator with the NTSB, said he plans to be at Yeager until the middle of the week conducting the investigation, which is set to continue on Monday.

The plane was registered to Skylane Aviation, a company based out of Yeager Airport. The plane that crashed on Saturday was a Cessna 172N.

On Sunday, the Executive Director at Yeager Airport, Terry Sayre, told reporters the plane had been moved to a secure location on the airport property.

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UPDATE 3/27/16 @ 1:10 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man remains in critical condition after a plane crash at Yeager Airport Saturday.

Yeager Airport Spokesperson, Mike Plante says a woman was killed when a small plane crashed on take off just after noon on runway 5.

Officials say the initial investigation will take a few days as they look over the plane, but a full complete investigation will take several months.

Yeager Airport was closed after the crash but has since reopened.

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UPDATE @ 3:38 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) --One person has died after a small plane flipped on the runway at Yeager Airport.

Yeager Airport Spokesperson Mike Plante says one person has died from injuries sustained during the crash.

One other person was injured in that crash.

They remain in critical condition.

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UPDATE @ 2:41 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Yeager Airport is back open after a small plane flipped on the runway.

It happened just after noon.

Two people were injured and are reported to be in critical condition.

There is no update on their conditions at this time.

Crews on scene tell WSAZ the plane will stay where it is until the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration conduct an investigation as to why it crashed.

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ORIGINAL STORY 3/26 @ 1:20 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people are in critical condition after their plane flipped on the runway at Yeager Airport.

It happened just after noon Saturday.

A spokesperson for Yeager Airport says a Cessna 172 Skyhawk overturned during takeoff at Yeager Airport on runway 5.

According to spokesperson Mike Plante, there was a small fire that has been extinguished.

Two people were injured in the crash.

Dispatchers say the two are in critical condition and were taken to the hospital.

According to Plante, the airport is currently shut down and will be until further notice.

We have a crew on scene.

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