Details of the arrest have been sealed in
In the year leading up to the crash, at least three parties tried to claim ownership of the 1947 Beechcraft 35 Bonanza -- with none insuring it.
"I thought it was parked at the
The disputed liability was a point of frustration for homeowner
"I have to have insurance on my car or I'm in trouble with police, but you can fly an aircraft from the airport with no insurance," Gibson said
"But for a private individual, we don't have a regulation that requires insurance," Kenitzer told the news station.
The pilot in the crash, Thompson, knew the plane's owner.
Loucks told TV reporters in
"I was waiting for the last half of the payment. I think it's crazy, absolutely crazy," Loucks said.
"He was recently visited by the
Leroy said the plane is "of uncertain title" -- and was twice used as loan collateral before it made it into his client's hands.
The Beechcraft was one of two aircraft that previous owner
"I had a client who took title to the plane when the prior owner of the plane defaulted on a loan that my client had made to the original owner," Leroy said of Pyles. "However, that original owner got tied up in a bankruptcy proceeding, so instead of my client getting clear title, the trustee of the bankruptcy proceeding made a claim against the aircraft as well."
Leroy also represents Pyles in a still-pending lawsuit filed by the
"Pyles lulled some of his investors into a false sense of security by holding himself out as a religious man," according to a court document filed
According to documents filed last year in the
"As titled vessels, any security interest in the Beechcraft or Cessna must be registered with the
Bankruptcy Complaint prior to plane crash by
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