3 Killed after Plane Crashed and Caught Fire at Huntsville International Airport

Thursday, June 19, 2014
By George Hatcher

plane crashA private Westwind II plane went off the runway, caught fire and crashed near a fence at Alabama’s Huntsville International airport on the afternoon of June 18.

FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen confirmed that the accident occurred at about 2:20 p.m. while the plane was attempting to take off from the airport.

There were 3 people aboard the 10-seater plane; all of them lost their lives in the incident. The victims have been identified as 57 year old William Christopher from Centerpoint, 60 year old Robin Gary Smith from Yukon, Oklahoma and 67 year old Kenneth Lynn Rousseau from Harpersville.

The cause of accident is not clear at the moment.

According to the Madison County Coroner’s Office, the aircraft’s tail number was N793BG and it was registered to a Synfuels Holdings Finance LLC of Birmingham.

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