Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:43 AM by Matt Stafford
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson says they still don't know what caused a plane to crash at Pueblo Memorial Airport around 8:30 Sunday morning; the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Allen Kenitzer with the FAA says the plane was an experimental aircraft; meaning it was built by an individual, not a manufacturer. Kenitzer says the plane was a homebuilt KR2S. The plane's registry with the FAA lists the plane's manufacturer and owner as the same. It also lists the plane's category as "amateur built" under its' airworthiness status. The registry says the plane was manufactured in 2007. News 5 won't release the plane's identification number until word that the victim's family has been notified.
According to Kenitzer, the plane crashed after doing a 180-degree turn from runway 8 left to runway 26 left. The plane crashed while trying to land, Kenitzer says.
The photo posted with this story is not the specific plane involved in the crash. It's a KR2S model, similar to the one involved in Sunday's crash. The photo is from Airliners.net and photographer Ron Baak.