LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA (November 17, 2017) – Paul Garrett Engler was tragically killed in a plane crash in October after retaining the services of an “air combat experience” company, according to a local news source. (map)
34 year old Paul Garrett Engler, a father of two from McKinney, Texas, had signed up for the “Top Gun” experience through a company dealing in air combat simulations. The company, California Extreme Adventures LLC, was doing business as “Sky Combat Ace” at the time of the accident. Paul had signed up a 25 minute long simulation that included advanced aerobatics, according to the NTSB’s recently released preliminary report.
On October 21st, the plane carrying Paul Garrett Engler and his pilot, Peter Gillcrist, crashed for an unknown reason in a remote area near the El Capitan Reservoir. Neither of the two survived the tragic crash. Paul Engler left behind two sons, Tyler Matthew Engler and Trevor Paul Engler.
This was not the first fatal accident for Sky Combat Ace. In April of 2016, a pilot and passenger were killed when their plane crashed near Jean, NV. The company has been in trouble with the FAA before for violating regulations and voiding waivers. The accident that claimed the lives of Paul and Peter is still under investigation at this time by the NTSB and the FAA.
“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Lexton Law are with the family and friends of Garrett Engler and Peter Gillchrist after this terrible accident. We hope the families are able to find some peace after this tragedy,” said the attorneys for Lexton Law. Lexton Law is an expert in the field of aviation crashes, and has recently won an 8 figure settlement for the families of victims involved in a small plane crash.