NTSB Releases Cause of Moontown Plane Crash

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The National Transportation Safety Board has released its findings into the cause of a plane crash at the Moontown Airport last month.

The findings from the September 16 crash say the Yak-52 flown by George Myers was the third aircraft in a formation performing barrel rows.

The report says when Myers performed the barrel row, the nose of the plane was in a high-pitch angle.

The findings say the airplane began to descend with the nose elevated when it disappeared behind the horizon line.

The plane crashed from an elevation of 686 feet, killing Myers, 74, and student flyer, 17-year-old Christian Schmitt.

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