The National Transportation Safety Board has taken over the investigation into two airplane crashes off the coast of Cape Cod that happened within hours of each other on Monday, an FAA spokesman said.
A single-engine plane crash-landed into the ocean around noon yesterday about 100 yards off a Mashpee beach. About five hours later, a small seaplane carrying a father and his two sons crashed into the Cape Cod Canal near Buttermilk Bay in Onset. No one was injured in either incident.
Both aircraft sustained “substantial damage,” enough for Federal Aviation Administration investigators to turn the cases over today to the NTSB, FAA spokesman Jim Peters said.
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