The executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association, Steven Moore, was killed Monday, Oct. 27, in a crash of his Mooney near Boulder, Colo.
According to a report in The Denver Post, the crash happened about 7:30 a.m. north of the airport. Fire and law enforcement crews were on scene about 8 a.m.
The plane hit the roadway propeller first, caught fire, and came to rest in a ditch, the newspaper quotes Cmdr. Jeff Hendry of the county sheriff’s office. The plane was taking off when it crashed, authorities said.
Officials with the National Gay Pilots Association say they are “absolutely devastated” by the news of Moore’s death. The group’s Facebook page notes that the organization will feature a tribute to Moore in the winter issue of its magazine, NGPA News.
Moore was a Denver-based first officer for regional airline Express Jet.