NTSB Releases Report On Plane Crash Outside Atmore

June 16, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued their preliminary report on a plane crash May 11 outside Atmore.

The pilot, identified  by FAA records as Matthew Scott Newton of Flomaton, was seriously injured. The plane crashed on Darryl Dawe Lane about a mile from the Robinsonville Baptist Church, and about 4.5 miles from the Alabama/Florida state line.

The plane was an experimental amateur-built Kolb Firestar 2was registered to the pilot about one year before the accident, but he was not the builder, according to the FAA. The plane came to rest inverted on the lawn of a private residence, and the tail boom and right wing were substantially damaged. There was no apparent pre-impact damage, and the plane still had fuel.

The inspectors recovered a GoPro camera attached to the airplane, and reviewed images showing that the plane appeared to be in a cruise flight about 500 feet above the ground. It became unstable from side to side and then descended rapidly to the ground. The camera recorded the sound of the engine running after the ground impact, according to the NTSB.
The pilot’s flight logbook was also recovered from the wreckage. The logbook indicated that the pilot had accrued about 32 hours in Cessna airplanes more than 20 years ago, but then ceased flying until September 2017, during which the pilot logged some time in an Aeronca Champ. A search of FAA records did not reveal any pilot certificates for the pilot, the NTSB report stated.
The NTSB is expected to release a final crash report at a later date.
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3 Responses to “NTSB Releases Report On Plane Crash Outside Atmore”

  1. Friend on June 19th, 2018 11:19 am

    There is a benefit being put on by Flomaton fire department 30 June starting at 11:00 am. This is to benefit Mr. Newton and his family.

  2. Suzanne on June 17th, 2018 7:16 pm

    Regardlessto any reports, the young man has a very rough road ahead…no yelling how many months he will spend in hospitals and rehab…
    And how many more surgeries he will have to endure~he is not out of the woods yet and the family would appreciate all the prayers he can het!

  3. Concerned on June 16th, 2018 8:17 am

    Please continue to pray for Scott Newton and his family as he continues to have complications from this crash.

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