- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - In a story Feb. 18 about the federal investigation of the crash of a small plane in Sauk Rapids in 2014, The Associated Press, relying on information from the St. Cloud Times, reported erroneously that the National Transportation Safety Board had been unable to determine the cause of the crash. NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss said the agency has completed its factual report on the crash and a final report on probable cause is pending.

A corrected version of the story is below:

NTSB releases factual report on Sauk Rapids plane crash into house

Federal agency files factual report on small plane crashed into Sauk Rapids house; cause still to come

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - Federal investigators have filed their factual report on a small plane crash into a house in Sauk Rapids last year that killed the pilot and a German foreign exchange student who was a passenger.

The St. Cloud Times says the report by the National Transportation Safety Board notes a potential safety issue with the canopy design opening in flight. But the plane was too badly damaged to test the canopy and its latching mechanisms.

NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss said a final report on probable cause is pending.

The crash killed the pilot, 60-year-old Scott Olson, and 16-year-old foreign exchange student Alexander Voigt. A man in the house jumped from a second-floor window and was unhurt.

The report also says the effects of wake turbulence from an Allegiant Air flight that was in the area at the time of the crash could not be determined.

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