Pilot faulted in plane's crash while filming zombie movie

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Posted: Jun 27, 2016 2:47 AM

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators have issued a report faulting a pilot for the 2014 crash of an experimental plane during filming of a zombie movie in Florida.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports (http://bit.ly/28Zeuxc ) that the April 2014 crash in Marion County killed 65-year-old pilot Dennis W. Monroe of Summerfield and 70-year-old passenger Joseph Lewis Sardinas of The Villages.

In the report by the National Transportation Safety Board, investigators said Monroe flew too low, causing the aircraft to stall. Investigators said there was no evidence of any mechanical malfunction.

Monroe was flying an RV-7 two-seat, single-engine aircraft he built from a kit. Investigators said Monroe and Sardinas had been assisting with the filming of the zombie movie "What Tomorrow Brings" when the crash occurred.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/