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5-20-06
Ultralight Aircraft Crashes

A small ultralight aircraft piloted by Roger Sides of Double Springs crashed just outside the airport fence at the northeast end of the runway. Mike Taylor saw the aircraft on approach to runway 18. Mike heard the engine rev and seconds later he heard the loud thump of the impact. When Mike Tayor arrived at the crash site he found Roger Sides trapped in plane. Mike helped Roger from the wreckage. Haleyville, Pebble and Bear Creek Fire Departments responded quickly. The aircraft owner, Ted Murray of Phil Campbell, stated Roger was checking out the plane prior to administrating a checkride to Ted. Roger was prepared for movement by fireman Andy Frederick and RPS medic. Roger Sides was transported by ambulance to the airport to be picked up by an Air Evac helicopter. Roger Sides was transported to UAH in Huntsville.The actual cause of the aircraft accident is unknown and will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
Ted Murray - Owner

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