The pilot in a 2017 plane crash at the Tucson International Airport that killed two people had marijuana and amphetamine in his system, a new federal report shows.
On Jan. 23, 2017, the privately-owned Beechcraft 300 twisted during take-off about 100 to 150 feet above the runway, a report from the National Transportation Safety Board shows.
The plane then hit the runway and slid more than 600 feet upside down, before crashing into a concrete wall. The pilot, 56-year-old Jeffrey Green, and passenger, 38-year-old Daniel Rodriguez, were killed.
An autopsy by the Pima County medical examiner said blunt force and thermal injuries caused the deaths.
Toxicology tests found THC, which is the "primary psychoactive substance in marijuana," in the pilot's system, the federal report says.
The tests also found amphetamine; pseudoephedrine; venlafaxine, which is an antidepressant; and other medications typically used for blood pressure, allergies, and seizures/anxiety.
In a 2016 resume, Green reported that he had 15,100 hours of flight experience.