Erroneous information has been circulated throughout the media stating that Carey Depuy, who was piloting a small plane that crashed Sunday in upstate New York killing her and a Ryan Adams, was not permitted to carry passengers. We have confirmed that this information is false.
According to personnel at Danbury Airport, Depuy received FULL pilot privileges on August 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm. "I have her certificate right here in front of me," they stated. On August 17 Depuy was issued a Temporary Airman Certificate. "She will be mailed her permanent certificate by the FAA," they told HamletHub.
A Temporary Airman Certificate allows the certificate holder to carry passengers legally, they do not need to have an instructor flying with them.
Please continue to keep the Depuy and Adams family, along with their loved ones, in your prayers.