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Peter O'Knight Airport reopens after crash

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 19:38:35-04

The Peter O'Knight Airport re-opened on Saturday night after a crash on Friday that left two people dead, according to airport officials.

The airport on Davis Islands had been closed as NTSB investigators sifted through wreckage from Friday's crash around 11:33 a.m.

 Investigators confirmed that their was another plane nearby at the time of the crash.

"There's evidence that there were two airplanes taking off approximately at the same time," said investigator Paul Cox during a press conference on Saturday afternoon at the airport.

Investigators know the names of the people in the plane, but those names weren't released on Saturday.  The pilot is from the Tampa Bay area. 

Cox said a preliminary report should be made available in about 10 days. Check abcactionnews.com for updates to this story.