SANTA FE, N.M. — The State Police have identified the two people who died in the crash of a small airplane at the Santa Fe Regional Airport Monday as instructor/pilot Larry Haight, 72, and student pilot Edward Jay Goldgehn, 60, both of Santa Fe.
Haight was a flight instructor at local flight school Sierra Aviation.
According to the Sierra Aviation website, Haight left the Air Force in 1989 and became a commercial pilot and flight instructor, as well as a licensed aircraft mechanic.
“When not instructing he enjoys flying aerobatics in his own Bellanca Decathlon,” the site says. “Larry now has over 10,000 hours of flight time, including more than 8,200 hours of instruction given.”
The site says Haight was rated as a “Commercial Pilot, Airplane single engine land; “Flight Instructor, Airplane single engine land: and “Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with Inspection Authorization.”