MIAMI, OK -- The National Transportation Safety Administration has released its factual report in connection with a fatal airplane crash on the Will Rogers Turnpike in April.
In that report, NTSB investigators say toxicological tests of the pilot, 72-year old Clair Tromsness of Miami, detected a number of drugs, including Tradadol, Hydrocodone, Gabapentin, Bupropion, Trazodone, and Acetaminophen in his blood.
A review of the pilot's personal medical records revealed a history of anxiety, depression, muscle pain, severe headaches most mornings, obstructive sleep apnea and memory loss since at least 1999.
He was flying an experimental single engine aircraft, when several witnesses said Tromsness' plane spiraled into the ground, striking a concrete barrier in the middle of the Will Rogers Turnpike near Miami.
The crash happened on April 28.
The FAA conducted an on-scene examination of the airplane, which says most of the plane was destroyed by fire after the crash.
The NTSB says the pilot held a private pilot certificate and his last FAA medical exam was November 27, 2007.
After retiring as an NEO A & M English professor in 1980, Tromsness founded the Miami Missionary Tent Company.
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