Moontown Fly-In in Madison County

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8:32 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Pilot, Student Killed in Crash at Ala Airport

An airplane burns in a field after crashing during Moontown Fly-In activities around 3:20 PM off Morring Lane near Moontown Airport Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 killing two. (Photo special by Samantha Williams)
Robin Conn/The Huntsville Times

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 ( ) 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.