2015 Shelby County Airport plane crash

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The 2015 Shelby County Airport plane crash was a fatal aviation accident that occurred near the Shelby County Airport on August 27, 2015.

The single-engine Cirrus SR22 aircraft had departed earlier from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Pilot John Wyatt (owner of Wyatt General Contractor) was reportedly practicing "touch and go" approaches before the accident, which occurred at approximately 7:00 PM. The plane crashed in a field south of the airstrip and behind the Central State Bank office during its approach and was immediately consumed by fire.


  • Ganucheau, Adam (August 27, 2015) "1 dead in Shelby County plane crash." The Birmingham News
  • Robinson, Carol (August 31, 2015) "Vestavia Hills husband, father ID'd as Shelby County plane crash victim." The Birmingham News
  • Garrison, Greg (September 4, 2015) "Before fatal plane crash, construction company president often reached out to help others." The Birmingham News