Sunday, January 10, 2010

Two killed in RV-8 crash

From the Peninsula Daily News: (Washington state)

Two Sequim men killed in a single-engine plane crash north of Sequim Valley Airport on Friday were experienced pilots who were well-respected in the aviation community, the airport president said Saturday.

Carroll "Jeep" Larson, 68, of Sequim was the owner and pilot of the Van's RV8 aircraft that crashed into a muddy field about a half-mile from the west end of the runway.

Robert "Bob" Reandeau Sr., 61, also of Sequim, was a passenger in the two-seat, low-wing experimental aircraft that was built in 2008.

"He was active in the aviation community on all fronts," said Andy Sallee, president of Sequim Valley Airport and a close friend of Reandeau's.

"If you're a pilot in Clallam County, you probably know Bob."

1 comment:

  1. Jeep loved to go fast---in a car, on a motorcycle, on a speed boat, in a plane---ever since his youth. I guess he was doing what he loved most when he died. A high school classmate