Tuesday June 18th, 2024 11:19PM

Ultra-Lite aircraft crash in White County kills pilot Monday morning

By Steve Winslow Anchor/Reporter

A 79-year-old Cleveland man was killed early Monday in an ultra-light crash at the Mountain Airpark Airport, a private airfield in southern White County.

White County Sheriff’s Office Captain Clay Hammond advised in a news release that the Sheriff’s Office responded to 935 Runway Circle in Cleveland after receiving a call after 8:40 a.m. Monday. Emergency personnel reponded in reference to an ultra-light airplane that crashed in the area. Witnesses and emergency personnel provided medical aid to the pilot, identified as 79-year-old Paul Winder who died at the scene.

Captain Hammond said Winder was alone at the time of the crash. A Federal Aviation Administration report on the incident identified the plane as a single-engine Quicksilver Sport 2S.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been advised and an NTSB investigator is expected to be on scene sometime Tuesday to begin documenting the scene, examining the aircraft. The aircraft will then be recovered and taken to a secure facility for further evaluation.

A preliminary report is expected within 30 days.

(News Item Credit: WRWH Radio, Cleveland, GA)

 
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