Lancair International is very sad to learn today that one of our valued friends and pilots has lost his life in the Lancair Evolution Aircraft that he was flying. Troy Johnson was a very accomplished pilot with a Masters Degree in Flight Test and a graduate of the National Test Pilot School in Mojave CA. The aircraft Mr. Johnson was flying was being developed for special uses by his company, Unmanned Systems Inc. On a flight from Deer Valley Airport near Phoenix, AZ to Hesperia, CA, communication with the aircraft ceased. It continued to fly normally past its intended destination until it ran out of fuel over the Pacific Ocean. The cause of the apparent pilot incapacitation is not known. Troy was a great pilot, business partner, friend, and colleague. We extend our deepest and sincerest condolences to Troy’s family, extended family, and all who were his friend. [ home ]
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