The small plane carrying New York Yankee Cory Lidle that crashed into a 40-story apartment building Wednesday will be in Delaware shortly. The parts will be catalogued and stored by a Delaware company that specializes in airplane forensics and managing airplane wreckage as courtroom evidence.
Whenever a plane crashes a huge amount of money comes into play. A number of insurance companies, the airplane manufacturer and the families of those affected by the crash each have a keen interest in pinning down the exact cause of the crash. So while the FAA investigation may conclude relatively quickly - the planes components will be studied for years.
This is off-topic for me, but I thought it was interesting.