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David Brett Knight, 40, Brittany Kerfoot, 30, and Kevin Coalson, 49, dead in fiery plane crash on Newton Road in Albany, Georgia

Modified Date: 
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:55am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Emergency officials investigate aircraft crash

Albany first responders reported to an aircraft crash on the 3900 block of Newton Road. The owner of the plane is listed under Art Sign Co. on Toledo Drive. The aircraft was on fire after it made impact with the ground. All of them died in the crash. Stay with WALB for the latest.

Police identify victims in small plane crash at airport - WTOP

Albany Police spokeswoman Phyllis Banks on Sunday identified the victims as 40-year-old David Brett Knight, 30-year-old Brittany Kerfoot and 49-year-old Kevin Coalson. ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Police have released the identities of the people who died after a small plane crashed on takeoff from the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in city of Albany. Banks says the crash occurred near the main runway at the airport Saturday afternoon. The FAA is currently investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board would determine the probable cause. Arlene Salac of the Federal Aviation Administration said in an emailed statement that the Lancair 4 aircraft crashed at 2:35 p.m.

NTSB officials release plane crash details

A mechanical engineer with the National Transportation Safety Board released new details as they continue their investigation into what caused the fatal plane crash Saturday. Over the next few days, NTSB officials will be documenting evidence around the area. The NTSB says they will not know what caused the crash, and the investigation could take months. Officials say they are only in the very early stages of this investigation, and there is a lot of work ahead of them. The plane will be transported to Atlanta Air salvage in Griffin on Monday for further investigation.

Crashed plane removed for study

The 2002 Lancair IV plane was taking off around 2:40 Saturday when it crashed just a few minutes later. Britt Knight, A local business owner and owner of the plane was 40, and leaves behind two young children.  49 year old Kevin Coalson was a retired trooper. NTSB and FAA officials just moved the plane from the crash site here at the southwest Georgia regional airport Monday afternoon. Through friends, family, and countless others around Albany and beyond, the memories and legacies of these three victims will live on well past the tragic ending of their lives. Nearly six years ago, Kevin Coalson had an emergency landing at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, when he detected a problem with his left main landing gear.

Cause of death in plane crash released

All three people who died in the crash of a private plane last weekend at the Albany Airport were killed instantly from blunt force trauma, officials say. The plane's fuel caught fire, and most of the plane burned, but medical officials say there was no fire or smoke effects in the autopsies. All three people aboard the plane were ejected when the plane hit the ground. 40-year-old Britt Knight, 30-year-old Brittany Kerfoot, and 49-year-old Kevin Coalson passed away after the 2002 Lancair 4 crashed shortly after taking off. The autopsies were done at the GBI lab in Macon.

NTSB: Plane in fatal GA crash had crashed before

The damage caused in the previous crash and the subsequent repairs are now part of the investigation into last Sunday's crash. That damage and subsequent repairs are now part of the investigation into last Sunday's crash at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. New information has been released about the plane involved in a crash that killed three people. New details have been released about the plane crash that killed three people in Albany a little more than a week ago. During a power-off landing at a Utah airport, the plane ran off the runway and crashed into a fence.

Officials confirm 3 dead in Albany plane crash

Police say the small aircraft took off at 2:45 p.m and crashed at 2:46 p.m. No additional information about the fatalities has been released.
People Involved: 
David Brett Knight
Brittany Kerfoot
Kevin Coalson
Newton Road
Albany, GA
Albany, GA

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