FAA Investigating Boulder City Jet Crash That Killed 2 | News
LAS VEGAS -- The FAA is continuing its investigation amid reports that passengers were paying to take short flights in two Czech-built military training jets, one of which crashed in the desert near Boulder City, Nev.
Although he did not confirm the details of the investigation, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said that federal regulations prohibit charging for rides on experimental aircraft such as the L39 that went down May 18 and killed both men aboard.
Pilot Douglas Gilliss and passenger Richard Winslow, both from southern California and in their 60s, died after the jet crashed near Boulder City Municipal Airport.
Gregor said that Gilliss had had his pilot license revoked for filing a false report that he had tested another pilot's flying skills during a check ride that never happened.
Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board reported last week that eight people paid for flights aboard the jets.