WAYNE – A single occupant in a plane has perished as a result of a Friday evening crash during MayDay STOL.
According to a release from event officials, the pilot crashed on final approach at the Wayne Municipal Airport around 6:45 p.m. which had what to appeared to be a stall spin accident.
In order to respect the privacy of their family, details are not being released about the identity of the pilot or the family at this time.
MayDay STOL officials state, “our deepest condolences are extended to all the friends and family of this pilot whom we personally spent time with leading up to today’s events.”
The NTSB and FAA are currently investigating the incident and event staff and officials will provide full cooperation to the authorities investigating this incident as more details will be provided.
Officials have made the decision to cancel the remaining events at the Second MayDay STOL Drag Races in Wayne scheduled for Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22.
Grief resources are being provided to anyone who witnessed this event, but for anyone suffering through the grief there are resources available through the AOPA Pilot information center here (https://pic.aopa.org/home) and Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services through here (http://accesshelp.org).