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Sunrise Funeral Options

2400 Southern Boulevard Southeast
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 891-9192
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Vista Verde Memorial Park

4310 Sara Road Southeast
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-9920
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Pilot's “improper decision” led to plane crash in snowstorm near ... - The Denver Post

Monday, August 15, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board says a plane crash that killed two people near Pagosa Springs in 2014 was the direct cause of an “improper decision” by the pilot.Howard F. Guthrie, 55, of Rio Rancho, N.M., was warned not to fly to the Archuleta County airport because of intense winter weather, the NTSB found. Instead, he told an airport operator he was a professional pilot and would be heading into the airfield, federal investigators said.The NTSB, in a probable cause report released this week, found “the non-instrument-rated pilot’s improper decision to fly to the destination airport and into known instrument meteorological conditions … resulted in his controlled flight into mountainous terrain during a snow storm.”The November 2014 crash killed Guthrie and Melissa Watson, 42, of Albuquerque. Their plane, a Mooney M20C, is believed to have gone down on Nov. 14, 2014, and was found five days later by searchers.Guthrie’s obituary said he loved flying his plane and taking ski trips to Colorado. The death notice said Watson was his girlfriend.According to the NTSB report, Guthrie tried flying into the airport despite low visibility and snow with a winter storm warning for...

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Pilot's “improper decision” led to plane crash in snowstorm near ... - The Denver Post

Monday, August 15, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board says a plane crash that killed two people near Pagosa Springs in 2014 was the direct cause of an “improper decision” by the pilot.Howard F. Guthrie, 55, of Rio Rancho, N.M., was warned not to fly to the Archuleta County airport because of intense winter weather, the NTSB found. Instead, he told an airport operator he was a professional pilot and would be heading into the airfield, federal investigators said.The NTSB, in a probable cause report released this week, found “the non-instrument-rated pilot’s improper decision to fly to the destination airport and into known instrument meteorological conditions … resulted in his controlled flight into mountainous terrain during a snow storm.”The November 2014 crash killed Guthrie and Melissa Watson, 42, of Albuquerque. Their plane, a Mooney M20C, is believed to have gone down on Nov. 14, 2014, and was found five days later by searchers.Guthrie’s obituary said he loved flying his plane and taking ski trips to Colorado. The death notice said Watson was his girlfriend.According to the NTSB report, Guthrie tried flying into the airport despite low visibility and snow with a winter storm warning for...