Saturday, July 13, 2019

Fatal accident occurred July 09, 2019 near Monroe-Walton County Airport (D73), Georgia

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MONROE, Georgia — The pilot who died in a plane crash at the Monroe-Walton County Airport was a pillar of the local aviation community.

Multiple sources have identified the victim as Jason Cyrus “Cy” Nunnally, who owned fixed-base operator Fair Weather Flights. The company handled fuel sales, hangar leasing, flight training and other services at the Monroe-Walton County Airport.

Nunnally was injured late Tuesday afternoon when the single-engine plane he was flying crashed yards from the runway at the airport. He was transported to Piedmont Walton Hospital, where he died.

Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlanta, confirmed the FAA is investigating the crash.

“The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident, which can take a year or longer,” Bergen said.

The company started in 2004 as a commercial helicopter flight service, according to its website, and expanded with the fixed-wing maintenance facility at the airport.

Police Chief R.V. Watts said Nunnally had been working on a plane that belonged to someone else. Nunnally taxied down the runway and circled back to land when the plane came to earth against a bank between the runway and the fence that separates airport property from Richard Parsons Drive.

Coroner Joe Page said the FAA remained on scene Wednesday after the plane was moved to a hangar at the airport.

Page said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation would be conducting an autopsy.

Nunnally also operated Fair Weather Farms, an event space on Mount Paran Church Road in Walton County. In a Facebook post, the business issued a statement Wednesday: “This morning we woke with broken hearts, unanswered questions and an emptiness we could have never expected. We know the pain everyone is feeling and know how many lives are affected by our tragic loss.”

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MONROE, Georgia (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police in Monroe, Georgia said the pilot whose plane crashed near the airport Tuesday afternoon has died.

It happened near the Monroe-Walton County Airport at around 5:27 p.m. According to the Monroe police chief, the pilot had been working on the single-engine plane and had just done a test flight when it crashed during an attempted landed.

Rescue crews rushed the pilot to Piedmont Walton Hospital, trying to revive him on the way, but police said he was dead upon arrival.

Monroe-Walton County Airport is a public-use airport located about 35 miles east of Atlanta.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Jason Cyrus "Cy" Nunnally, age 38 of Monroe, passed away on July 9th, 2019. He was born in Atlanta on December 22, 1980. 

Surviving members of Cy's family are, wife, Nichole Hanson Nunnally of Monroe; father and mother, John and Nancy Nunnally of Monroe; sister and brother-in-law, Jessica and Paul Rosenthal of Monroe; brother, Lee Nunnally of Social Circle, grandmother, Nannette Davis of Loganville; nieces, Bella and Emma Rosenthal; nephew, Peyton Hanson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerome and Elaine Hanson of Monroe; sister-in-law, Tracy Hanson of Monroe; beloved companions, Dora, Diego, George and Smith; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Cy had a servant's heart and was giving and helpful to all he met. He was passionate about his family, his pets, his flying, his brothers at Fergus Masonic Lodge #135 and his cooking. He was also excited that he had recently become a Shriner. He was the owner and operator of Fair Weather Flights which served as the FBO at the Monroe-Walton County Airport (D73). All who knew him loved him and will miss him dearly.

Those interested are asked to make donations in Cy's honor to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday July 14th, 2019 at 3:00 PM at 1025 Church, 1025 E. Spring St, Monroe, with the Rev. Brian Krawczyk and the Rev. Brant Callaway officiating. A private interment will follow at a later date. 

Meadows Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

July 13, 2019 From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Meadows Funeral Home

Funeral Service
July 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm
1025 Church
1025 East Spring Street
Monroe, Georgia 

The pilot who was killed in Tuesday’s single-engine plane crash in Monroe has been identified as Cy Nunnally, a native son and much-beloved member of the community. Generous Warren Lodge No. 20, shared the news on it’s Facebook page and asked for prayers for the family. He also was currently the Worshipful at Master Fergus Lodge No. 135. Walton County Sheriff’s Office also asked for prayers for the family, noting, “Our hearts are broken for this family who are our friends and are huge supporters of public safety. Please keep this family in your every thought and your continued prayers.”

An emotional Monroe Police Chief R.V. Watts, who refrained from giving the name of the pilot, said it had shaken up the police department as he was close to the department.

“One of our officers is actually related to him, so you can imagine how it’s affecting us. The majority of the law enforcement community knows him.”

The Nunnally family is well known in the community and condolences and prayers began pouring in on social media as soon as the word got out.

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) had been notified immediately and had investigators on the way. Watts said it appeared that the pilot was working on the plane for somebody else, and appeared to have taken off and was returning to land when the plane went down, crashing into a mound just before the runway.

Watts said Monroe emergency personnel were dispatched after someone called 911 and arrived on scene at about 5:41 p.m. Life-saving steps began immediately and a life-flight helicopter was called. However, at 6:09 p.m. when paramedics were unable to stabilize him at the scene, he was transported to Piedmont Walton with hopes he could be stabilized there before being flown to a trauma center. Sadly, he did not survive.


Monroe Police Chief R.V Watts confirmed that the pilot of the small aircraft did not survive his injuries. His name is not being released at this time until all next of kin has been notified. Watts said the FFA and NTSB has been notified and is on route to investigate. He said the single-engine plane did not belong to the pilot.

Update: One person has been transported to Piedmont Walton in a critical condition following a single-engine airplane crash at Monroe Airport. There were no other passengers on board. The FAA has been called in and is on route to investigate.

Monroe first responders were on the scene of a plane crash near Monroe Airport just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Monroe Police Fire and EMS are on the scene and the road has been closed off at Richard Parsons Dr. on Pannell Road.

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