Monday, April 22, 2013 | 3:23 p.m.
Authorities say a man flying an experimental plane fatally shot himself moments before the plane crashed at a northwestern Arizona airport.
Bullhead City police on Monday identified the pilot as 44-year-old Thomas Joseph. They say he lived in Yavapai County, but his hometown wasn't immediately released.
Police say an autopsy showed Thomas died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Authorities say he was the only person aboard the plane that crashed about 7:30 a.m. Saturday near the runway at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport near the Arizona-Nevada border.
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.