Report released on fatal Midland plane crash

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Report released on fatal Midland plane crash Facebook By admin – June 8, 2018 Pinterest NTSB logo The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on its investigation of the Midland plane crash that killed a father and son last month.Midlanders John Cooper, 39, and Gavyn Cooper, 16, died in a plane crash on May 31 shortly after John Cooper took off from a runway at Midland International Airport.The report stated Cooper and his son took off around 7:20 p.m. that day for Ruidoso, N.M., as a personal flight.During the initial climb, the airplane, a Cirrus SR22, was reportedly seen entering a right descending turn before an uncontrolled descent sent the plane crashing into the runway, the report detailed.The on-scene examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of in-flight airframe, engine or flight control malfunction or failure, the report stated.John Cooper was listed as a student pilot in the report. Student pilots are not permitted to have passengers onboard until they obtain a private or recreational pilot’s license, the Federal Aviation Authority’s website stated.CBS 7 reported that a final report could take months to be completed. WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Local News Pinterest Previous articleFive things you need to know today, June 8Next articlePermian Basin, U.S. rig counts rise slightly adminlast_img read more