2015 Shelby County Airport plane crash
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