Report: Renton Flight School Pilot in Mount Si Crash Was Intoxicated

The February 2012 flight out of Renton Municipal Airport ended in a crash on Mount Si, killing three people.

The pilot of a small airplane that crashed on Mount Si last year, killing three people, was intoxicated, the Snoqualmie Valley Record reported.

According to reports from the National Transportation Safety Board, pilot Robert Hill, 30, had 154 milligrams per deciLiter of alcohol in his blood—almost four times the legal limit for civil pilots, and nearly twice the legal limit for drivers—as well as acetaminophen and diphenhydramine in his system.

The plane took off from Renton Municipal Airport early Feb. 15, 2012, and crashed around 2 a.m. Hill, a flight instructor for AcuWings, based at the airport, had taken the plane from the flight school without authorization, The Seattle Times previously reported.

Also killed in the crash were Liz Redling, 29, of Federal Way, and Seth Dawson, 31. Hill and Dawson were swimming coaches in South King County.  

Here’s a link to the NTSB file on the accident.


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