Earlier this Friday morning in Tucson, Arizona, a man piloting a single-engine aircraft lost his life in a plane accident near Ryan Airfield.
Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman, Deputy Tom Peine, stated that the 75-year-old pilot, Terril "Ted" Edward Wilson, was operating a Piper 152 at the time of the crash, though he was not the owner of the plane.
Peine informed that calls to 911 operators came in at around 9:30 a.m. reporting that a plane had crashed in an desert area about 10 miles to the southwest of Tucson, near West Ajo Highway and South Postvale Road.
Wilson was apparently the sole occupant in the aircraft at the time of the accident.
Authorities say that the cause of the crash is not clearly known at this time, and that further, they are yet to determine where to the plane took off from and where the pilot was headed.
The National Transportation Safety Board have reportedly sent investigators to Tucson from Los Angeles to help head the investigation of the incident.
Public records show that Wilson was an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona.
As an accident lawyer in Phoenix, it is always upsetting to see a story like this, and you can help but feel for the family and friends of the individual who perished.
It is unclear as of now exactly what led to the plane to crash, and it may likely take a couple of months to try to come up with a reasonable scenario that could cause the tragic incident.
Our Phoenix accident law firm offers our thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of the man who lost his life in this crash.