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Thu, Nov 20, 2008

FAA Clears Pilot In California 'Buzzing' Incident

Says No Concrete Evidence Available To Prosecute

Thomas Mark Huey has reason to celebrate this week. The Contra Costa Times reports the Federal Aviation Administration absolved the 50-year-old pilot from wrongdoing in several alleged "buzzing" incidents over a Concord, CA neighborhood in July.

As ANN reported, the FAA did confirm a Beechcraft Bonanza belonging to Huey was seen flying low over the neighborhood several times over a two-week period... and, that the pilot's ex-girlfriend lived in the area. There also seems to be little question it was Huey who was flying the airplane.

Nevertheless, this week the FAA ended its investigation into the pilot's alleged behavior, stating there was insufficient evidence to indicate whether the Bonanza's pilot violated the minimum 1,000-foot AGL requirement when flying over a congested area.

"We investigated the allegations against Mr. Huey but the witnesses we spoke with were unable to consistently pinpoint the altitude at which he was flying," FAA Western Region spokesman Ian Gregor told the Times. "We did not have any radar data to review. As a result, we could not substantiate the allegations against Mr. Huey and we closed the case."

Officials at the Contra Costa County Airport received over 20 complaints stemming from those overflights, which prompted the FAA to investigate. Huey was put on notice July 24... after which time the buzzings stopped.

FMI: www.faa.gov

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