Pilot, Student Killed in Crash at Ala Airport

Sep 17, 2012

A longtime Madison County pilot and a student have been identified as the victims in a crash that killed two people when an airplane went down at an airport during an event for aviation enthusiasts.

WAAY-TV (http://bit.ly/PztYmV ) reports that George Myers and 17-year-old Chris Schmitt died when a plane went down Sunday at the annual Moontown Fly-In in Madison County.

Myers owned the Moontown Airport at Brownsboro, and the teenager was learning to fly.

Witnesses say a vintage Russian airplane was flying in formation with other aircraft when it went down.

Federal investigators will determine the cause of the crash.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.