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February 15, 2013
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Investigators release preliminary information on Pine Nut plane crash

The last radio traffic reported from the pilot in a fatal Feb. 6 airplane crash was a 4:45 p.m. broadcast that he was taxiing and then that he was taking off.A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report was issued Thursday in the crash that killed Minden resident Keith Jorgenson, 46.Investigators believe the aircraft crashed 25 minutes later 14 miles east of the airport in Mineral Valley southwest of Mount Como.The red and white Cessna 172S was being operated as a rental by Jorgenson’s company, Flying Start Aero. “The pilot stated that he wanted to go flying before it got dark,” …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 18, 2013 09:25AM Published Feb 15, 2013 05:12PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.