Sunday, April 14, 2019

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, N4890L: Fatal accident occurred April 13, 2019 in Lake, Scott County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Walter Brent Stanford Jr

Date: 13-APR-19
Time: 07:30:00Z
Regis#: N4890L
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 180
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE

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Walter Brent Stanford, Jr.

Walter Brent Stanford, Jr. passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Lake, Mississippi. He was 33 years old. He was born March 5, 1986, in Grenada, Mississippi, to Walter Brent Stanford, Sr. and Charlene (Tate) Scott. Brent was employed as a surveyor.

Services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held Friday, April 19, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. till service time, also at Coleman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bethsaida Cemetery near French Camp, MS.

Brent is survived by his wife, Kylie(Ganann)Stanford of Ackerman, MS, 2 sons, Knox Brenten Stanford and Kandler Ganann Stanford, of Ackerman, MS, 1 daughter, Bella Vance Stanford of Ackerman, MS, his father, Walter Brent Stanford, Sr. and wife Priscilla, mother, Charlene(Tate)Scott, 2 brothers, David Cross, Thomas Nichols and wife Audrey, 3 sisters, Danielle Walls(Rick), Britnee Hedges(John), and Katherine Fielder.

Brent was preceded in death by 2 grandfathers, Vaughn Bridges and James Stanford, and 1 grandmother, Bonnie Bridges.

LAKE, Mississippi (WLBT) - One man is dead after crashing his plane into a field near Ole Sawmill Road in Lake, Mississippi.

The accident happened around midnight Friday, April 12th.

The man has been identified as 33-year-old Walter Brent Stanford, Jr. of Ackerman.

According to Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee, neighbors in the area heard the crash Friday night, but were unsure as to what it was.

The small, two-seat plane was not found until Saturday morning. Stanford was the only person inside.

The pilot’s body has been taken in for autopsy.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are on the scene trying to discover what caused the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤


JLH said...

The man that passed away was my Brother-in-law his full name was Walter Brent Stanford Jr he was 33 not 53. He was loved by so many .

Anonymous said...


Very sorry for your, and your family's loss.

May he RIP.