NTSB: Pilot in fatal crash was under investigation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The National Transportation Safety says the
pilot of a helicopter that crashed near Tahlequah and killed both
people on board was under investigation.
The NTSB's final report on the Oct. 14 crash that killed pilot
Mark Mahaney and passenger Darci Scraper says Mahaney was being
investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. The report
says Mahaney lied on his medical certificate application and that
he failed to report to the FAA three alcohol-related incidents on
his driving record.
The FAA said Mahaney had not responded to a letter telling him
of the investigation.
The state Medical Examiner's Office has said an autopsy found
Mahaney had methamphetamine and painkillers in his system.
The report does not list a probable cause of the crash.