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NTSB report on Arizona plane crash to shape Nevada lawsuits

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 02:23:55-04

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A federal investigation into a 2018 plane crash that killed all six people aboard says one of two pilots aboard the aircraft had drugs in his system and that the plane exceeded its weight limit.

The single-engine plane crashed just after taking off from Scottsdale Airport in metro Phoenix to fly to the North Las Vegas Airport on April 9, 2018.

A National Transportation Safety Board report said an autopsy found ecstasy and inactive cocaine metabolites in urine and blood samples from a student pilot but that no drugs were found in the other pilot.

The report said the plane was over the weight limit.

More information on the crash and pending lawsuits can be found here.