HUERFANO- A single engine aircraft crashed just yards from the runway at Johnson airfield on Saturday morning, killing both occupants.
Jeff Morhet, 43, and his son, Jackson Mohet, 9, of Mesa, AZ were killed on impact.
Morhet was making his approach to land, and was approximately 500 feet up, when something went wrong.
According to National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jason Aguilara, they are unsure as to what caused the crash. “We’ll be going over the aircraft, mechanically, to see if there was any loss of power, or a problem with the controls.”
Morhet was flying in a group of four aircraft, on their way to an airshow in Oshkosh, WI. The group was stopping in Huerfano County to refuel. He was the last aircraft to come in for a landing.
Eyewitnesses at the airport report seeing Morhet beginning his approach when his plane began to roll, and nosed straight over almost vertically into the ground.
There was no fire after the crash.
The aircraft was a Nanchang CJ-6, a Chinese militray trainer aircraft, that is rated as ‘experimental’ by the Federal Aviation Administration. It was a relatively new aircraft for Morhet, who purchased it less than a year ago.
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