TUCSON, Ariz. — A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot who was killed in a plane crash near Tucson made impact about 500 feet short of the runway while attempting to land.
The amateur-built experimental Long-EZ airplane was substantially damaged in the crash, the report says. Only two people were on board the aircraft at the time of the crash, the passenger was injured.
Witnesses said that the airplane looked low on the approach, the report says, and surveillance video from nearby businesses shows the airplane impacted terrain in a relatively flat attitude but shortly thereafter, nosed over and flipped inverted.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The crash did not affect operations at Tucson International Airport, officials said.
Read the full report in the link in the tweet below.
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