Air Force releases report on fatal January collision - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Air Force releases report on fatal January collision

Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Military investigators say a collision between a crop duster and an Air Force jet happened because the civilian pilot wasn't flying at the correct altitude.

According to an Air Force report on the crash, Carl Dierk Nash may have been trying to ascend in the crop-dusting plane to the proper height when the crash occurred January 18th.

The 43-year-old owner of a flying service in Wheatley, Arkansas, died when his plane and a T-37-B from Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas crashed near Hollister.

The Air Force has concluded that the pilots of both aircraft didn't see each other in time to avoid the collision, which happened at about 5,000 feet.

Nash was delivering the plane from a Texas factory to a customer in South Dakota.

Air Force Captain Christopher Otis and Second Lieutenant Roderick James were returning from an area near Frederick where jets train daily.

The National Transportation Safety Board hasn't completed its report on the accident.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Tulsa Teens Continue Working Despite Theft Of Equipment

    Tulsa Teens Continue Working Despite Theft Of Equipment

    A group of teenage gardeners have to resort back to digging in the dirt with their hands after thieves managed to get away with all of their gardening equipment.

    More >>

    A group of teenage gardeners have to resort back to digging in the dirt with their hands after thieves managed to get away with all of their gardening equipment.

    More >>
  • Local Drivers Are Uneasy About Highway Bridge

    Local Drivers Are Uneasy About Highway Bridge

    It may officially be summer, but spring rain is still causing problems. This time for a bridge construction project.  Construction is stalled while contractors wait for Keystone's lake levels to go down, so until then, drivers will be making their way across this bridge with part of it missing.  Local resident Jody Dell talked about how "scary" it is for people going over Highway 64's Bear Creek bridge.  "Just coming across here and it's so narrow,&qu...More >>
    It may officially be summer, but spring rain is still causing problems. This time for a bridge construction project.  Construction is stalled while contractors wait for Keystone's lake levels to go down, so until then, drivers will be making their way across this bridge with part of it missing.  Local resident Jody Dell talked about how "scary" it is for people going over Highway 64's Bear Creek bridge.  "Just coming across here and it's so narrow,&qu...More >>
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.