Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cessna 550 Citation II, N320JT: Accident occurred July 17, 2019 at Mesquite Municipal Airport (67L), Clark County, Nevada

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Ryan Dashiell booking photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department.







LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — We are learning new information about a pilot accused of flying a plane drunk and crashing it at the Mesquite airport. The pilot’s license shows he needed a co-pilot with him to legally fly.

The day after the fiery crash, the Cessna 550 Citation II still sits at the Mesquite Municipal Airport.

Police say 41-year-old Ryan Dashiell was the pilot behind the controls. Mesquite police department investigators say the Washington state man was flying drunk and crash-landed at the Mesquite Airport. He was not injured and was arrested at the scene for flying an aircraft under the influence.

Mesquite resident Bill Coles is a former airport manager. He came out to look at the charred jet. Federal Aviation Administration officials say Dashiell was flying from Pasco, Washington on his way to the Henderson airport.

“He just messed up", he says.

Aviation sources tell News 3 Dashiell wasn't fully qualified to fly the small jet. His pilot’s license required a co-pilot on board with him. Commercial pilot Robert Katz says it's concerning to know Dashiell was flying without a copilot and possibly under the influence.

“That’s very unfortunate to hear and also very unusual flying an airplane is not at all like driving an automobile. A pilot needs all his faculties and a very clean head", said Katz.

Coles says luckily Dashiell did not crash in a community.

"There is a community at the foot of the hill. You know if he would have missed--you never know", says Coles.

Story and video ➤ https://news3lv.com

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