Preliminary report out on Boulder City jet crash
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Witnesses say a pilot yelled "mayday" and "canopy" over the radio moments before his jet crashed last month about half a mile from Nevada's Boulder City Municipal Airport.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have released a preliminary report about the May 18 crash that killed two California men in their 60s.
The report doesn't specify a cause for the crash. It mentions discussions between pilots about what to do if there was a crosswind.
Investigators say a group of eight people had paid to take 45-minute flights in the pair of single-passenger jets.
Passengers who rode the jets earlier in the day told investigators they didn't notice any mechanical problems.
Pilot Douglas Gilliss of Solano Beach, Calif. and passenger Richard Winslow of Palm Desert, Calif. were both killed.