Man In Ultra Light Crash Near Mt. Vernon Identified


Published on August 31 2016 3:55 pm
Last Updated on August 31 2016 3:55 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A man found dead after his ultra light aircraft crashed near Mt. Vernon Tuesday afternoon has been publicly identified.

39-year-old Jason Pearson of McLeansboro was the person operating the aircraft that crashed just before 4pm. An autopsy is to be conducted Thursday to determine whether it was the crash that caused Pearson's death, or whether his death was due to other causes and that led to the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash and the death.