Trainer Aircraft Crash Injures Two

A candidate for Air Force flight training and an instructor pilot were injured Monday when their Diamond DA-20 trainer aircraft crashed near the Memorial Airport in Pueblo Colo., during touch-and-go landing drills. The Pueblo Chieftain reported Sept. 9 that the airplane tumbled down a ravine and landed upside-down in a dry creek bed. Both pilots were taken to local hospitals; their identities were withheld pending notification of family. Doss Aviation owns the DA-20. The company is under contract to the Air Force to screen and offer initial training to about 1,800 flight-school candidates each year, according to the Denver Post’s Sept. 8 report of the incident. The Air Force and FAA will investigate the mishap.