2017 Hayden plane crash
The 1984 Cessna T210L "Centurion" single engine aircraft was piloted by Joseph Crenshaw of Jackson, Tennessee and carrying his wife, Jennifer, and two children: Jacob and Jillian. They were returning home from a spring break vacation in Florida, having left from Kissimmee Gateway Airport that morning. The aircraft apparently broke up in the air, with parts found up to a mile from the eventual wreck of the fuselage. The Birmingham airport tower received a brief mayday call, but was unable to maintain radio contact.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.
- Hryinkiw, Ivana (March 26, 2017) "Victims identified in Blount County plane crash as investigation continues." The Birmingham News