Report: Pilot who crashed WWII aircraft had pot in system

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-31 14:44:52-04

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- A recently released report has found that the Durango pilot who crashed a World War II aircraft on July 4, 2014 had marijuana levels above the legal limit in his blood.

The Durango Herald reports that according to the report by the National Transportation Safety Board, John Earley's blood tested positive for 6.3 nanograms of THC, above Colorado's legal driving limit of 5 nanograms.

Both Earley and his passenger Michael Schlarb were killed when the vintage plane crashed at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Schlarb's blood tests were negative for any alcohol or drugs.

Schlarb's wife, Mona Schlarb, says Michael was teaching Earley how to pilot the P-51 Mustang at the time of the crash.


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