Witnesses: It Was Too Low
"We were outside barbecuing and here comes a low-flying plane.
Then we heard this giant thud."
That's how Virginia Lansdale knew something was terribly wrong
Saturday, as a Cessna 172 went down in Jones County (MS), killing
all three people on board.
John William Hall, 33, his 36-year old wife, Tina, and 33-year
old pilot Jamie Perry II were killed when the Skylane apparently
hit a radio tower near the town of Moselle, after taking off from
Hesler-Nobel Airport in Laurel (MS).
For Lansdale, it was especially tragic news. She knew the Halls,
whom she said rented the aircraft to celebrate their first wedding
"It's sad because we all knew them," she said. "We're so
saddened about the accident and our hearts and prayers go out to
Perry was both a flight instructor and a Laurel police
FAA Preliminary Data
Make/Model: C172 Description: 172,
P172, R172, Skyhawk, Hawk XP, Cutla
Date: 04/24/2004 Time: 2242
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
State: MS Country: US
ACFT STRUCK RADIO TOWER AND CRASHED VCNTY OF MOSELLE, MS. THREE
PERSONS ARE REPORTED FATAL AND ACFT DESTROYED BY FIRE. OTHER
CIRCUMSTANCES ARE UNKNOWN.
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 2
Fat: 2 Ser:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: METAR KPIB242235Z AUTO 16014G19KT 10SM 29/15
Activity: Unknown Phase:
Unknown Operation: General
Dep Date: Dep.
Flt Plan: NONE Wx
Last Radio Cont: UNKN
Last Clearance: UNKN
FAA FSDO: JACKSON, MS
Entry date: 04/26/2004