NTSB Releases Initial Report on a Pair of Fatal Crashes
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued preliminary reports on two Alabama plane crashes.
The first crash happened September 16th near Moontown Airport in Madison County. 74-year-old George Myers and 17-year-old Christian Schmitt were both killed in the accident.
While the report did not list the exact cause of the crash, it does list that while three planes were flying in formation and started to barrel roll, Myers' plane did not make the roll. The plane started to drop behind trees and crashed in a nearby field.
The second crash happened the next day in Cullman County. Reports say that the plane crashed during a heavy rainstorm. The pilot tried to correct the problem before making several mayday calls.
Both the pilot and passenger were fatally injured. They were flying from Destin, Fla., to Gallatin, Tenn.