No issues found with 6abc’s Chopper 6 engine after crash, NTSB says in preliminary report

This story originally appeared on 6abc.

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report as its investigation into the crash of Chopper 6 continues.

Chopper 6 crashed in the Wharton State Forest in Burlington County, New Jersey around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

It was coming back to Philadelphia after an assignment in Galloway Township, New Jersey when it went down.

The two crew members on board, 68-year-old pilot Monroe Smith and 45-year-old photographer Chris Dougherty, were killed in the crash.

The NTSB preliminary report, released Wednesday, included a detailed description of the chopper’s final flight and the crash site.

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