Small plane crashes in Baldwin County, killing 2

Investigators on scene in Baldwin County where a single-engine plane went down, killing two people.  

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on a plane crash that killed two people in Foley.

On August 4, 2018, a small plane crashed moments after it hooked an advertising banner.

According to a witness, the pilot conducted a pre-flight safety check and found no problems. The witness also told investigators take-off and the banner pick-up appeared to be normal.

But when the plane began to ascend with the banner, a grounds crew member noticed the banner rope was becoming slack and the plane started spinning. The plane eventually crashed in a field near Craft Farms Road west of County Road 65.

The pilot, 44-year-old George Marshall of Gulf Shores, and his passenger, 34-year-old Bradley John Lafleur of Orange Beach, were both killed in the crash.

The NTSB is still investigating the crash and will issue a final report at a later date.

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