Two people were killed in a plane crash in Madison County Sunday.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
The National Transportation and Safety Board will look into what caused a fiery plane crash Sunday afternoon near the Moontown Airport in Brownsboro.
The Madison County Coroner said George Gilbert Myers, 74, and Christian Schmitt, 17, were killed in the crash. According to Myers' Facebook page, he was the former owner of the Moontown Airport.
The YAK 52 aircraft went down at 3:20 p.m. Sunday on Airport Drive. Officials said the pilot was participating in the annual Moontown Grass Field Fly-In event.
Myers owned the Moontown Airport at Brownsboro.
Witnesses said the plane was flying along with several other aircrafts before breaking off from the group. John Williams was attending the event with his family. He said they were in a nearby field when they heard the crash.
"Seen the plane go up as an acrobat and then come back down, had done a flip and then a nose dove straight to the ground," said Williams.
No other injuries were reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:14 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:14:20 GMT
A father is facing charges after police said he left his young kids in a hot car Monday in the Gulch area downtown. Police said the dad, Tranquilo Camaja-Lajon, went to orientation for a new job and broughtMore >>
A father is facing charges after police said he left his young kids in a hot car Monday in the Gulch area of downtown.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 00:28:00 GMT
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a high-speed chase that came to a deadly end over the weekend, and police say as far as they can tell it was all over a speeding ticket. Shelbyville officersMore >>
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a high-speed chase that came to a deadly end over the weekend, and police say as far as they can tell it was all over a speeding ticket.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:59 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:59:47 GMT
Power was knocked out to thousands of residents in Nashville overnight after a truck slammed into a pole on White Bridge Road. The crash happened at about 10:50 p.m. Monday near Corbett Lane. As of 6More >>
Power was knocked out to hundreds of residents in Nashville overnight after a truck slammed into a pole on White Bridge Road.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:09 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:09:07 GMT
Ominous clouds over Hendersonville
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for northwest Middle Tennessee Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The biggest threat will be west of a line from Waynesboro to Springfield, TN. An upperMore >>