DENVER (AP) — Aviation investigators say the pilot who died in a plane crash in Erie last year may have suffered a heart attack shortly after takeoff.
The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report Wednesday on the death of 64-year-old Ib Christian R. Hansen of Arvada on May 22.
Hansen was demonstrating a single-engine plane for a potential buyer when it crashed after takeoff from Erie Municipal Airport. He was the only person aboard.
Weld County Coroner Mark Ward says a pathologist ruled Hansen died of blunt force trauma. Ward says the pathologist could not rule out the possibility that Hansen had a heart attack but couldn’t say definitively that he did.
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