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Federal Report On Arizona Plane Crash Shows Co-Pilot Had Used Illegal Drugs

A federal investigation into a 2018 Arizona plane crash that killed all six people aboard says one of two pilots aboard the aircraft had drugs in his system and that the plane exceeded its weight limit.

The single-engine plane crashed just after taking off from Scottsdale Airport to fly to the North Las Vegas Airport on April 9, 2018.

A National Transportation Safety Board report said an autopsy found ecstasy and inactive cocaine metabolites in urine and blood samples from a student pilot but that no drugs were found in the other pilot.

The report also said the plane was over the weight limit.

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