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.
11/22/2014 7:09 AM
South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...
11/22/2014 10:40 AM
Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.
11/19/2014 4:59 PM
She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.
11/22/2014 5:51 PM
It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...
11/24/2014 10:32 AM
Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.