Florida pilot faulted in plane's crash while filming zombie movie

Posted at 9:09 AM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 09:09:23-04

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Federal investigators have faulted a pilot for the 2014 crash of an experimental plane while filming a zombie movie in Florida.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the April 2014 crash in Marion County killed 65-year-old pilot Dennis W. Monroe of Summerfield and 70-year-old passenger Joseph Lewis Sardinas of The Villages.

In a new report released by the National Transportation Safety Board, investigators said Monroe flew too low, causing the aircraft to stall. Investigators said there was no evidence of any mechanical malfunction.

Monroe was flying an RV-7 two-seat, single-engine aircraft he built from a kit. Officials said he lived on the property where he crashed.

Investigators said Monroe and Sardinas had been assisting with the filming of the zombie movie "What Tomorrow Brings" when they crashed.