DURANGO, Colo. — Federal investigators say that marijuana impairment likely contributed to the fatal 2014 crash of a Durango pilot flying a World War II aircraft.

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board says that the level of THC in pilot John Earley’s system was enough to impair flying and likely led to a mistake that resulted in the crash.

Both Earley and his passenger Michael Schlarb were killed when the vintage plane crashed at the Durango-La Plata County Airport on July 4, 2014.

Schlarb’s blood tests were negative for any alcohol or drugs.


Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com


Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com