Federal Report Says Pilot in 2006 Crash Had Drugs in System

GRAND RIDGE, Fla. (AP) - A National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed in the Florida Panhandle had drugs in his system when he died.

Michael Ray Parker, his son, Michael Gerald Parker, and Robert Hall Mason, all died in the 2006 crash.

According to the report, the pilot and both passengers tested positive for methamphetamine, and the pilot also tested positive for amphetamine.

The report did not list the name of the helicopter's pilot, but did say the pilot had a commercial helicopter certificate.

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