OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha businessman Dave Palladino, 54, is dead following a private plane crash in Lamoni, Iowa. Mark Ashton, lead minister of Christ Community Church, confirmed with 3 News Now that Palladino was killed in the crash of the Cirrus SR22 aircraft. Ashton also confirmed that Paladino's 15-year-old grandnephew also died in the crash.
The Associated Press reported that Kevin Paladino said his brother was flying from Omaha to an Iowa lake property when it crashed as it tried to land at the Lamoni airport.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. Jennifer Gabris, a spokesperson for the agency emailed a statement outlining the investigation process.
Once on scene investigators will begin the process of documenting the scene and examining the aircraft. Part of the investigation will be to request radar data, weather information, air traffic control communication, airplane maintenance records and the pilot’s medical records. NTSB investigators will look at the human, machine and the environment as the outline of the investigation.
At this early stage of an investigation, NTSB does not state a cause but will provide factual information when available. The preliminary report for the accident is expected to publish in 15 days. The final report will take between 12-24 months to complete.
NTSB investigations are very thorough and methodical. NTSB investigators are often juggling several investigations at one time and also continuing to respond to accidents as they occur. Investigators dissect every detail of the factual information that has been collected and in order to ensure the quality, accuracy and integrity of the investigation this takes times. Each investigation undergoes an extensive review process to ensure that the factual information is accurate and our analysis of that information is fully supported by the evidence.
Paladino's company owned rental properties and storage facilities in the metro area.