Spectrum prototype crash kills two
On July 25 at about 4:05 p.m. local time, the sole Spectrum 33 prototype crashed on the side of the runway while taking off from Spanish Fork Airport, Utah, on what was to be a routine test flight. According to a company spokesman, the two crewmembers–Spectrum director of flight operations Glenn Maben and vice director Nathan Forrest–were killed in the accident. The crash and ensuing fire destroyed the
all-composite Williams FJ33-powered twinjet. At press time, NTSB and FAA investigators were still examining the crash scene.