BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) - Witnesses say a pilot yelled "mayday" and "canopy" over the radio moments before his jet crashed last month about half a mile from Nevada's Boulder City Municipal Airport.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have released a preliminary report about the May 18 crash that killed two California men in their 60s.
The report doesn't specify a cause for the crash, though it mentions pre-flight discussion between two pilots about what to do if there was a crosswind.
Investigators say a group of 8 paid to take 45-minute flights in a pair of jets.
Group members who rode the jets earlier in the day told investigators they didn't notice mechanical problems.
Pilot Douglas Gilliss of Solana Beach, Calif. and passenger Richard Winslow of Palm Desert, Calif. were both killed.
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