UPDATE: Victims identified in deadly plane crash at Cullman Regional Airport

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — A father and daughter were killed in a plane crash Sunday afternoon, according to the Cullman County coroner.

The victims have been identified as 40-year-old Tyler Wesley Walker and 10-year-old Brookyln Walker. Both are from Vinemont.

The FAA continues to investigate the crash and released the following statement:

A Vans RV-6 crashed off the end of Runway 2 during departure from Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field, Vineland, Ala., today at 12:30 p.m. CST. Contact local authorities for information on the pilot and passenger. The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident.

UPDATE 5 p.m.

In another brief news conference, Folsom Field Airport General Manager Ben Harrison reported the plane crash that left two people dead happened around 12:45 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Agency reports the aircraft was a Vans RV-6, a small two-seated plane.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the crash happened toward the end of the runway, the FAA reports.

Officials at the scene are not releasing the names of the victims involved in the accident. And they have not given an update as to how the accident was caused.

The runway at the regional airport is open at this time.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be taking over the investigation and will give another update Monday, January 6.

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CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Authorities are investigating a plane crash that occurred Sunday afternoon at Folsom Field Airport in Cullman.

Authorities believe the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. Two people were killed in the plane crash, General Manager at Cullman regional airport Ben Harrison reported in a brief news conference.

At this time, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Cullman County EMA, and Vinemont Fire Department are among agencies assisting in the plane crash investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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