By Dalton Carver
The National Travel Safety board indicated that the Socata aircraft that crashed into the Ridgway Reservoir March 2014 was most likely caused an inadvertent aerodynamic stall and spin in its probable cause report released Feb. 17.
This report is a follow-up to the factual report on the incident, which was released Jan. 29.
The small aircraft out of Gasden, Alabama was piloted by Jimmy Hill, 48. Also aboard the plane were Katrina Barksdale, 40; Xander Barksdale, 8; Kobe Barksdale, 11; and Seth McDuffie, 14. There were no survivors upon impact.
According to the report, the aircraft was initially cleared for approach by the air traffic controller at Montrose Regional Airport.