Two Die in Ultralight Plane Crashes

Yesterday, just three hours and 12 miles apart two pilots flying their single-seat ultralight planes, took off and crashed. 

The first man, 53-year-old William George Athey of Odessa was practicing a series of short takeoff and landings when it snagged some power lines along state road 52.

Then around 11:30, 50-year-old Christopher Ambrose Washington took off from the Hernando County Airport when his plane appeared to stall. 

It spiraled downward and burst into flames.

Both died at the scene.


News Talk Florida Staff