October 11, 2017
Virginia Man Charged for Flying Aircraft Without an Airman's Certificate
On October 11, 2017, Robert R. Gray, Jr., was indicted by a Federal grand jury in Norfolk, Virginia, for flying an aircraft without an airman certificate.
On July 22, 2017, Gray piloted a 1972 Piper single engine aircraft and crashed upon landing at the Umphlett Airstrip in Suffolk, Virginia. Prior to the crash, FAA had warned Gray he was not authorized to fly aircraft because he did not possess a valid airman or medical certificate.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with assistance from FAA.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.