Sunday, February 21, 2021

Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II, N10KV: Fatal accident occurred February 20, 2021 near Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field (KCMD), Cullman County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a wooded area and caught on fire. 

Frederick D. Holloway 

Date: 20-FEB-21
Time: 23:57:00Z
Regis#: N10KV
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32RT
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CULLMAN
State: ALABAMA
   
Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Frederick Dawson Holloway of Cullman, known locally to friends as “Noah,” died as a result of injuries he sustained in the plane crash Saturday, Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick said Tuesday.

The crash happened around 5:45 p.m. Saturday in a wooded area about a half mile west of the airfield and claimed the life of pilot John T. Sigman Sr., 70, of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Holloway was the aircraft’s other occupant and suffered serious injuries in the accident.

Kilpatrick said Sigman’s family members had informed authorities that Sigman had come to Cullman with an interest in potentially purchasing the aircraft. Officials will disclose the aircraft’s ownership once the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has examined its records in detail, said Airport Manager Ben Harrison. 

Harrison said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. The plane was a small single-engine craft housed at the airport, where Saturday’s flight originated.




Cullman County Regional Airport Manager Ben Harrison, left, and Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick provide an update on the plane crash that claimed the life of a Tennessee man Saturday, February 20, 2021. Noah Holloway, of Cullman, suffered serious injuries in the crash.

    
Authorities have identified the two men involved in Saturday’s fatal airplane crash near Cullman Regional Airport. The crash claimed the life of a Tennessee man, and left the other man, a local resident, seriously injured.

At a Sunday press conference, Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the deceased crash victim as John T. Sigman Sr., 70, of Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Kilpatrick said Sigman’s family members had informed authorities that Sigman had come to Cullman with an interest in potentially purchasing the aircraft. Officials will disclose the aircraft’s ownership once the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has examined its records in detail, said Harrison. Sigman’s remains will be examined by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

The second victim, Frederick Dawson Holloway of Cullman, was the aircraft’s other occupant. Known locally to friends as “Noah,” Holloway suffered serious injuries in the accident, though officials offered no additional updates about his condition on Sunday. Kilpatrick said Sunday that Holloway was the passenger at the time of the crash, and that Sigman was the pilot.

Harrison said more information about the crash, including the make of the aircraft and additional details about its history, will be coordinated with the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, both of which had investigators on site at the airport Sunday. The plane was a small single-engine craft housed at the airport, where Saturday’s flight originated.

The crash occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. Saturday in a wooded area about a half mile west of the airfield.

Harrison thanked local emergency workers who responded at the scene Saturday, including Vinemont, West Point, and Cullman fire departments; as well as the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, the Cullman Police Department, Cullman EMS and Cullman EMA, Air Evac Lifeteam, Alabama State Troopers, the Cullman County Coroner, the FAA, and airport staff.


Cullman Regional Airport General Manager Ben Harrison, left, and Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick, right, addressed the media Sunday regarding Saturday night's plane crash near the airfield. 

   


SOUTH VINEMONT, Alabama – One person was killed and another critically injured in a plane crash a half mile west of Cullman Regional Airport at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday.

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick on Sunday identified the victim, who was the passenger, as John T. Sigman, Sr., 70, of Dyersburg, Tennessee.

“The family said he was coming down here looking to purchase that aircraft,” said Kilpatrick, who said the body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

Cullman Regional Airport General Manager Ben Harrison identified the injured party, the pilot, as Frederick Dawson “Noah” Holloway, local to the airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has identified the aircraft as a Piper PA-32. The plane went down in a wooded area and caught fire, according to a statement from the FAA.

Said Harrison, “I can’t thank the responding agencies enough. Vinemont Fire, West Point Fire, Cullman Fire, all of them did a great job helping. Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and Cullman Police Department, Cullman EMS and Cullman EMA, along with Air Evac, State Troopers, Cullman County Coroner…the FAA was here last night, and then our airport staff. Everyone did exactly what they were supposed to do to start the chain of events as we work through this investigation.”

Harrison said it will be late Sunday or even Monday before more information can be released.



Airport Manager Ben Harrison on the Piper PA-32-260 crash that claimed the life of one person on February 20, 2021.
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Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

September 27, 2020:  Aircraft experienced engine issues and made an emergency landing at a decommissioned airfield. 


Date: 27-SEP-20
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N36711
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LEXINGTON
State: TENNESSEE

1 comment:

  1. It has been reported by local news media that the other occupant (Mr Holloway) has died while hospitalized at UAB hospital in Birmingham.
    https://www.cullmantimes.com/news/plane-crash-claims-life-of-second-victim/article_b89b853e-75f3-11eb-ae76-5b581d040949.html

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