Report says pilot caused 2014 crash that left 5 dead

AP News
Posted: Aug 14, 2016 2:22 PM

DENVER (AP) — A pilot's actions are to blame for a 2014 crash that left five people dead near Erie Municipal Airport.

The Denver Post reports ( 41-year-old Tori Rains-Wedan and her sons, 15-year-old Mason and 11-year-olds Austin and Hunter, died in the crash along with the pilot, 67-year-old Oliver Frascona.

A probable cause report that was recently released by the National Transportation Safety Board says Frascona's actions caused the plane to stall.

The report says Frascona also contributed to the crash when he decided to land on the same runway as a plane that was taking off in the opposite direction.

Jurors found neither pilot negligent in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Wedan family.

A dog also died in the crash.


Information from: The Denver Post,