Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Dead pilot owned floor firm

Email

PRINCETON — The pilot who died in a Monday crash near the Princeton airport owned a floor-sanding business and was leaving on a hunting trip to North Dakota.

Advertisement

Kevin Covlin, 51, died in the crash, but his hunting dog survived.

Just last week, the Princeton Union-Eagle printed an extensive feature story about Colvin and his business, which is dominated by a half-size basketball court with hardwood floor. The business is FLR Sanders, which installs, renovates and maintains gymnasium and specialty floors in a five-state region.

Flying ran in the family, the newspaper reported. His wife, Debbie, a Hope, N.D., native, used to be a commercial pilot until she had ear damage in 1999. Since then, the University of North Dakota graduate has helped run the business.

The couple have four daughters.

Federal officials are investigating the crash.

Advertisement
Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
Advertisement
Advertisement