Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pilot Attempts Aerial Stunts, Dies in Crash

Authorities have a reason to believe that the pilot who was killed in a plane crash in Calaveras County Monday morning may have been trying to do some aerial stunts shortly before the accident.

Witnesses say that the pilot, whose identity is yet to be released, was trying to do some flips in the air at about 9 am before the Cessna 172 he was flying crashed into an area near Pool Station Road.

The pilot was found dead and no one was reportedly on board with him. The Federal Aviation Administration said that the registered owner of the 1976-manufactured aircraft lives in Oakdale and was not flying the plane at the time of the accident.

Authorities are yet to determine the cause of the crash.

These aircrafts must be regularly checked to make sure that the pilot would not encounter any trouble while on the air. Also, pilots should not attempt to do tricks if the aircraft that they are using is not in its best condition.