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NTSB: Waterloo doctor did not make distress call before crash

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DENVER, Colo. (KWWL) -

The National Transportation Safety Board says a Waterloo doctor who was piloting a small plane when it crashed in Colorado in January, did not make a distress call.

The recordings of conversations between Dr. Michael O. Welton and ground controllers were released this week.  In the last transmission, Welton confirms instructions to descend to 17,000 feet.

Welton and Roswitha Marold, also of Waterloo, died on Jan. 9, when the single-engine Piper Malibu crashed in the southern Colorado mountains.

The pair was headed to Pueblo, Colorado from Phoenix.

The cause of the crash has not been released.

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