ST. GEORGE – The Federal Aviation Administration investigation into the recent plane crash of May 26, 2012, at St. George Municipal Airport seeks public input.
FAA Inspector Lewis Olsen, out of Salt Lake City, is the investigator in charge of the FAA investigation. He said that he has confirmed that Tanner Holt flew the plane that was involved in the crash of May 26 to Phoenix, Ariz., and back to St. George the week before the crash, returning on May 20. He has not been able to identify the airport in Phoenix that Holt flew into and out of.
“I need to calculate the weight and balance,” said Olsen. In order to do so, he said he needs to determine “how much fuel could he possibly have on board.”
Olsen asked that anyone who knows the passengers that accompanied Holt to Phoenix, and those passengers themselves, contact him directly. He said the questions he will ask are: “Who went to Phoenix? Where did you park? Did you see him get fuel? And, if so, how much?”
Olsen said that the bodies of the victims of the crash have been transported to the coroner in Salt Lake City.
“Amongst the four there is the smell of alcohol,” Olsen said. “We are doing toxicology.”
He said toxicology is being run on more than just one of them.
Anyone with any information to assist Olsen in his investigation is asked to contact him as follows:
The FAA Investigation is a separate investigation from that being performed by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Copyright 2012 St. George News.