A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, obtained by The Sun, says Duggar, 32, and his two unnamed passengers were okay, but there was “substantial” damage to the plane. According to the paper, aviation records indicate the flight was for “personal” use and lasted about five minutes.
The investigation is ongoing.
People adds that the Piper PA-30 aircraft is registered to Duggar’s workplace, Medic Choppers, LLC. John David is the director of business for the nonprofit, which helps with medical care during disasters.
Duggar has had a pilot’s license for years and received his flight instructor certification in May and his commercial pilot license in November. His wife Abbie received her student pilot license in August 2020.
The Duggar family has not responded to People’s request for comment.