Small plane crash in So Cal involved troubled pilot

Aug 16, 2015 2:49 AM by Debbie Cobb

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pilot who was one of two men killed in a small airplane crash in Southern California had a long disciplinary record and lacked the medical clearances to fly.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) David Martz lost his pilot's license three times and was facing a fourth revocation proceeding before the Aug. 6 crash that also killed a San Diego man.

FAA records show Martz had his license revoked over the years for receiving oral sex from a porn actress while flying a helicopter over San Diego, flying an aircraft without a valid registration and operating an aircraft while his pilot's license was suspended.

Under federal regulations, pilots can lose their licenses for a year and get them back by successfully re-testing after the revocation period expires.


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