MESA, ARIZONA (July 17, 2017) – Alan Ram has been identified as the pilot that was killed in a small plane crash on Monday afternoon in Mesa, according to a local news source. (map)
The crash happened around 5:00 pm at the Longbow Golf Course near Falcon Field Airport. Alan Ram, a 53 year old man from Scottsdale, was operating a single engine Lancair Evolution when he began experiencing mechanical or electrical issues. He attempted to land at Falcon Field, but crashed into the golf course next to the 10th hole.
Alan Ram was tragically killed in the crash, as was his passenger 22 year old Kristi Buchanan. Alan Ram was the CEO of Proactive Training Solutions, a consulting company that provided services to the automotive industry including technology, sales, and communication training.
Just before the crash, Alan Ram was in contact with the tower at Falcon Field, and in recently released audio he confirms that he is experiencing an electrical malfunction that he had experienced previously on Friday. This is also not the first fatal plane crash at the Longbow Golf Course. Two people were killed in September of 2004 when a small plane crashed into the 15th hole of the course. The FAA is investigating Monday’s accident at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Alan Ram as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”