FAA pulls pilot's license after Boulder City crash

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Updated: 11/16/2012 2:28 pm

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the license of a pilot whose business partner died in a crash in Boulder City while the two were giving rides on a pair of military training jets.

The FAA on Tuesday ordered David Glen Riggs to surrender his commercial pilot license for carrying passengers in the Czech-built experimental aircraft when he wasn't allowed to.

Efforts to reach Riggs on Friday weren't immediately successful.

Investigators say Riggs and Douglas Gilliss of Solano Beach, Calif., were taking passengers on paid, 45-minute flights aboard the jets on May 18 when one of the aircraft crashed in the desert.

Gilliss and passenger Richard Winslow of Palm Desert, Calif., were killed.

The FAA says Riggs previously had a private pilot certificate revoked for a year.


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