Wednesday, July 27, 2005
First a murder, now a plane crash. Right after getting back to the office from the scene of the murder, we heard about a plane crash on the scanner. A light plane called a Ridge Runner had crashed right after taking off from a grass airstrip in the Asbury community near Albertville. An Altoona man was trying to take off when the plane wouldnt climb and he crashed into some trees in a field. Pilot suffered a couple of broken legs and was taken by Med-Flight helicopter to Huntsville Hospital. Also, seems it was his first flight in this airplane and his first solo flight. We were close and got to the scene right after the ambulance and sheriffs deputies. Cant wait to see what the rest of the day holds.