Investigators and firefighters probe the crash of a Piper PA 46 Malibu that killed all five people board at Erie Municipal Airport on Aug. 31, 2014. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

When Weld County District Judge Todd Taylor ruled in 2016 that a jury erred in finding neither pilot at fault, he himself was in error, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Judge Taylor overstepped his bounds by declaring that a jury’s verdict was a “miscarriage of justice” and ordering a new trial “solely because (he) disagrees with the jury’s verdict,” the ruling says. The Colorado Supreme Court sent the case back to district court for further proceedings in accord with their decision.

The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision comes even though the National Transportation Safety Board placed full blame for the crash on pilot Oliver Frascona, 67. But the NTSB’s determination didn’t come until months after the civil trial in April of 2016.