Update: Deceased airplane pilot identified

Glenn County Observer

According to a press release issued Thursday, Aug. 11, by the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot who was killed in an aircraft crash on Tuesday has been identified as Jack Davis of Sacramento.

As reported yesterday in The Observer, at about 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, Glenn County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of County Roads 71 and F for a report of a downed aircraft. The location of the crash was soon determined to be in Colusa County, just south of the Colusa-Glenn County line.

Besides the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, the Willows Fire Department, the Maxwell Fire Department, and Enloe Ambulance also responded.

The Glenn County Sheriff’s log gave the tail number, or N-number, of the plane: N51YX. This number can guide one to numerous websites with useful information.

The aircraft was a 2007 Sonex Waiex, a fixed-wing single-engine plane. The builder (and, apparently, longtime owner) of this kit plane was Raymond A. Krause of Sacramento and Colusa.

Apparently since June 4, the plane was co-owned by Jack R. Davis of Sacramento and Clinton B. Jewett of Colusa. According to Thursday’s press release from the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot who was killed was Jack Rodney Davis, 73.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were notified and have taken over the investigation. The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information call Lt. Jose Ruiz at 530-458-0200.

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