Plane Crash Investigation Continues

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FLORENCE, Ore. — The investigation continues into what caused a deadly plane crash off the coast of Florence this weekend.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the National Transportation Safety Board has stepped in as search crews continue to look for wreckage.

Tuesday morning, two roses were left on a rock on the beach, honoring the grandfather and grandson who were flying together Sunday morning before the plane went down just off the coast of Florence.

Crews on Tuesday morning recovered parts of the plane and continued looking for 15-year-old Benjamin Dressler. His grandfather 69-year-old Richard Munger died in the crash.

The sheriff’s office says it faces a number of obstacles when doing search and rescue in the ocean.

“The water is moving. You’ve got high tides, low tides, and what that does is that moves things around, and so you if something landed in the water in a certain spot, it might not necessarily be there even minutes later,” said Sgt. Carrie Carver, Lane County Sheriff Office.

Right now Lane County search and rescue is not utilizing divers. Their search depends a lot on tide schedules.

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