NTSB: Ice Present During Fatal Colo. Plane Crash
January 4, 2011, 4:02 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -
Investigators say some pilots had reported light ice buildup on their aircraft when a small civilian plane crashed in Colorado, killing an Air Force bomber pilot from South Dakota and his wife.
The National Transportation Safety Administration released a preliminary report Monday on the December 22 crash at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Capt. Martin Anthony Riggan of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Nicole Riggan were killed. Martin Riggan, a B-1B pilot stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, was a first lieutenant at the time but was promoted posthumously.
Investigators say freezing fog covered the airport at the time. They say damage to the plane was consistent with a nearly vertical crash.
The NTSB hasn't released the cause.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The report was released on Monday, not Tuesday.
© 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
5/22/2015 11:04 AM
In February, Drueppel admitted she had a relationship with a student while working as a teacher at a Sioux Falls middle school.
5/23/2015 5:14 PM
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue put out a fire on the playground of Hawthorne Elementary Saturday afternoon that damaged the school.
5/21/2015 5:42 AM
Police in Omaha, Nebraska, say a shootout between officers and a convicted felon has left an officer and the suspect dead.
5/20/2015 5:19 AM
Takata's decision to add more than 18 million air bags to existing recalls comes following pressure from U.S. safety regulators.
5/23/2015 7:10 AM
Police are investigating an early morning stabbing in east Sioux Falls.