The NTSB has released its Preliminary Report on the Brown Field mid-air collision which is attached below. The Preliminary Report is based on updated factual data including aircraft specifics, meteorological information and witness statements. As is often the case, the witness statements are contradictory; some witnesses identified both aircraft as being “on downwind” while another […]
Brian visited Fox 5 News to discuss the recent Otay Mesa plane crash.
On August 16, 2015 shortly after 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time, a Cessna 172 and a Sabreliner business jet collided in midair just east of Brown Field in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego. The Cessna pilot, identified as Michael Copeland, 55, an executive with Qualcomm and a resident of San Diego was fatally injured […]
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