Friday, November 29, 2013

Cessna 182E Skylane, Ray Veatch Agency Inc., N3087Y: Accident occurred November 29, 2013 in Delta, Colorado

NTSB Identification: CEN14FA071 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 29, 2013 in Delta, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182E, registration: N3087Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On November 29, 2013, about 0750 mountain standard time, a Cessna 182E airplane, N3087Y, impacted terrain near Delta, Colorado. The student pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to Ray Veatsch Agency Inc., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Day instrument meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed from Blake Field Airport (KAJZ), Delta, Colorado at 0748 and was destined for Crawford Airport (99V), Crawford, Colorado.

The student pilot scheduled his private pilot practical test with a designated examiner located at 99V, which was about 20 nautical miles east of KAJZ. An airport surveillance camera captured the airplane departing from Runway 3 at KAJZ. The airplane subsequently impacted terrain about 2 miles from the departure end of Runway 3. No witnesses observed the accident.

The weather observation station at KAJZ reported the following conditions at 0755: wind calm, visibility 4 miles, overcast clouds at 600 feet above ground level (AGL), temperature 0 degrees Celsius, dew point negative 1 degrees Celsius, altimeter setting 30.39.

Jason Cook (Source: Jennifer Smith)

A devoted husband, loyal friend, avid outdoorsman, and respected business leader Jason Lee Cook, 36, of Montrose, Colo. died on Nov. 29, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in an airplane accident north of Delta, Colo.

Jason was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in Lufkin, Texas, to Danny and Mary Presley Cook.  His childhood and school years were spent in Crockett and Lufkin, Texas.

 Jason graduated in 1996 from Hudson High School in Lufkin. Earning a scholarship, Jason attended Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, graduating in 2000 with double major in Information Technology and Business Administration.  Jason met the love of his life, and future wife, Lillian Vorisek at SAU. Following college, Jason and Lil moved to Montrose, Colo. They were married on July 8, 2000, in Lake City, Colo.

A celebration of Jason’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Grace Community Church in Montrose. The service will conclude at the church.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 1996 graduate of Hudson High School died when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Colorado Friday evening.

Fred McKee, the sheriff of Delta County, Colorado, said the crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. After an airplane was reported overdue, a man went looking for his plane and found it crashed 2.5 miles northeast of Blake Airfield in Delta County.

Jason Cook, of Montrose, Colorado, was the only person killed in the crash. Mary Ann Whiteker, the superintendent of Hudson ISD, confirmed that Cook graduated from Hudson High School in 1996.

The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.


DELTA COUNTY, Colo. On Friday evening a fatal plane crash in Delta County took the life of one Colorado man. A source close to the family tells NewsChannel 5 that the victim, Jason Cook, was beloved by all who knew him. 

 The source says Cook was a businessman who loved life, loved his family and often help people in the community. His passing is a great loss to many in the valley.

Authorities say just after 5 p.m. on Friday a 911 report came in for a single-engine plane crash just northeast of the Blake Field Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

Further details of the crashed are not being released at this time.

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DELTA, Colo.- Authorities are investigating a fatal plane crash that happened Friday evening north of Delta.  

According to Delta County Dispatch, a 911 call came in around 5 p.m. regarding a small, single engine Cessna aircraft that crashed northeast of the Blake Field Airport.

There is one confirmed fatality. According to Delta County's Sheriff Fred McKee, the pilot was the only person on board the plane.

At this time, the Delta County Sheriff's Office is handling the crash, until the National Transportation Safety Board arrives.

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DELTA, Colo. -- Just after 5:00 Friday evening, Delta County Dispatch received a 911 call about a plane going down in the area.

A small, single-engine Cessna crashed northeast of the Blake Field Airport. One fatality has been confirmed.

After 7:30, the Delta County Coroner arrived on scene.

Officials confirm the person who died was a Delta County resident.

The accident is currently under investigation.

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