NTSB releases preliminary report on NJ plane crash

Rescue crews on the scene of the crash of a small aircraft along I-287 in Morris County, New Jersey on December 20, 2011.

December 28, 2011 11:16:17 AM PST
The pilot of a small plane that crashed onto a highway median last week, killing all five people on board, received clearance to fly higher because of icing conditions but only climbed 900 feet before the plane began to descend, according to government investigators.