- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Investigators believe a small plane that crashed north of Denver, killing all five people on board, came in “close proximity” to another aircraft before it went down.

The National Transportation Safety Board released the finding in a preliminary report Friday but did not identify the cause of the Aug. 31 crash near the Erie Municipal Airport. The report says the Piper PA-46 was approaching the airport while another plane was departing.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/ZjRcsM ) witnesses told investigators the two planes crossed each other’s paths, and the pilot of the PA-46 aborted the landing before the plane appeared to stall.

The crash killed 67-year-old real estate lawyer and pilot Oliver Frascona, 41-year-old Tori Rains-Wedan and her three sons -15-year-old Mason Wedan and 11-year-old twins Austin and Hunter.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/



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