BREAKING: Pilots Identified in Fairhope Plane Crash

UPDATE: News 5 has confirmed both injured men were released from the hospital late Friday night.

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UPDATE: News 5 was able to confirm the names of the occupants involved in the plane crash that took place earlier Friday evening.

Tony Taloney

Tony Taloney and Joe B. Bagget were the two pilots involved in the plane crash that took place in Fairhope. Tony Taloney is the brother-in-law of News 5 anchor Jessica Taloney.

Jessica told News 5, ” Earlier this evening, my brother-in-law, Tony Taloney, was involved in a plane crash shortly after taking off from the Sonny Callahan Airport in Fairhope.

I’m thankful to be able to tell you he is okay and recovering at a local hospital.

Tony was an instructor in the plane at the time of crash, which was caused by engine failure.  The pilot of the plane, Joe B. Baggett, who was also injured, will be okay.

Tony has a couple broken bones and is a bit bruised up, but his spirit is good and continues to make us all laugh.

 


UPDATE (8:30 p.m.) — According to Fairhope Police, the aircraft, a twin-seat model single-engine private aircraft, had reportedly been performing “touch and go” maneuvers at the H.L. “Sonny” Callahan Airport which serves as Fairhope’s Municipal Airport.

The pilot told officers that they aircraft experienced mechanical difficulties. The plane landed in an open field. There is no indication any homes or businesses were in danger.

The occupants, both adult males, were taken to Thomas Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administrations has been notified and will conduct an investigation.


FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — A small plane has crashed in a field in Baldwin County, injuring two people.

News 5 spotted the yellow and white plane in a field near where County Roads 24 and 13 intersect in Fairhope.

The plane appears to be intact, and the crash did not cause the plane to catch on fire.

Two people were on the plane and have been transported from the scene.

The field where the plane crashed is just a short distance from H.L. Sonny Callahan Airport.

 

 

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