A preliminary report says a pilot who died in a crash of his twin-engine aircraft in southern Vermont had received his certificate to fly multi-engine craft the day before and disregarded a suggestion to fly on a different day due to weather

Share story

WOODFORD, Vt. (AP) — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot who died in a crash of his twin-engine aircraft on a mountain in southern Vermont had received his certificate to fly multi-engine craft the day before and disregarded a suggestion to fly on a different day due to weather.

Thirty-one-year-old Ramsey Samson Kalani Ah Nee, of Manchester, Connecticut, died in the crash on Bald Mountain on May 20. The weather was overcast with low clouds.

The Bennington Banner reports that Albany Approach Control advised him of nearby mountains and the location of precipitation.

When controllers last spoke to him, he was flying at 3,200 to 4,000 feet when a 5,000-foot elevation was required to avoid terrain. State police say he was an experienced pilot.