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NTSB report out on fatal freeway plane crash

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The National Transportation Safety Board released new information on Wednesday about the deadly plane crash on Interstate-15 that killed a 38-year-old roller derby skater from San Diego. 

The new information is part of the preliminary report. 

According to the NTSB, the pilot of the small plane took off from Gillespie Filed about 15-minutes before the crash and the pilot never filed a flight plan. 

The pilot of the plane was identified as 62-year-old Dennis Hogge of Jamul. 

RELATED: Officials identify woman killed after plane crashed into car on I-15

It remains unclear where the plane was headed when it crashed on the side of the I-15 near Fallbrook. The plane hit a Nissan Sentra which 38-year-old Antoinette Isbelle was in. 

According to the FAA, there is no requirement for pilots to file a flight plan unless they are going to be flying in airspace where they have to communicate with air traffic controllers. 

The preliminary report reveals the landing gear was never engaged causing the belly of the plane to leave a 12-foot long skid mark on the ground, leading right up to the wreckage. 

The propeller and engine were embedded inside the car, killing Isbelle. 

Authorities said the impact to the sedan was so great the bumper was all the way to the back seat of the car. 

A large number of people witnessed the crash. Many of them reported not hearing anything that would indicate engine trouble, but said the way the plane was banking to the east, then to the west before hitting the ground indicated it was in some kind of trouble.

The NTSB transported the plane to a secure location for further examination. The investigation is ongoing and a final report could be released later this year. 

A GoFundMe page has been created by friends and family of Antoinette Frances Isbelle to collect donations to help cover funeral costs. 

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