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Santa Fe Airplane Fine before Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A preliminary report says a single-engine airplane piloted by a Colorado man apparently was working all right before it crashed during an air show at Santa Fe's airport.

Investigators say the stunt plane's flight controls were working when it plummeted to the ground Saturday, killing pilot Rick Bobbitt of Parker.

Airport manager Jim Montman also says that so far, it appears nothing was wrong with the airplane's engine. He says the National Transportation Safety Board is not to the point yet where a determination can be made about who or what's at fault.

The airplane was a 1993 Sukhoi S-U-29.


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