I wasn't in town the day of the crash, but I covered it during the following days. What struck me most was that the aircraft did not catch fire. Somehow, the passengers and neighbors avoided the horrible inferno which often claims lives and property after a plane goes down. I asked the NTSB investigator during a press conference if he too was struck by the fact that the wreckage did not burn, and he confirmed that it is indeed remarkable.
The damaged homes have been demolished, some of the victims are still recovering, a lawsuit is pending, and many of the people affected by the crash are cutting through red tape, as my colleague Kelli Stopczynski so skillfully reported in a recent in-depth story. It’s worth your time (may not work on some mobile devices):