Two Killed In Crash Of Sport Aircraft
Two men died in North Carolina on Sunday when the light-sport aircraft they were flying crashed in a 25-acre cow pasture. Robert G. Swanson, 62, an active pilot with 40 years of experience, had bought the Allegro 2000 in June and had flown it for about 90 hours, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. Also on board was John Nesbit, 51, the former anchor of a TV morning show in Greensboro. The Allegro, a high-wing two-seater with a T-tail, has a composite fuselage and metal wings. It is manufactured in the Czech Republic and was certified in the U.S. as an LSA in May. This will be among the first LSA crashes to be investigated by the NTSB.