Had Asked To Return To Airport
Investigators aren't yet
sure what brought down a Cessna C210 Centurion Tuesday night,
claiming the life of its pilot.
Johnathan Meyer, 79, took off from Cincinnati's Lunken Field
(KLUK) after 6:00 pm and turned north. Soon after, he contacted the
tower and asked to return to the airport. A spokesperson for the
airport said controllers lost sight of the plane a short time
The plane (file photo of type, above) scraped trees
before impacting an empty lot between two homes in Fort Thomas, KY.
Fort Thomas Police Lieutenant Mark Dill told the Associated Press
that pieces from the destroyed aircraft were spread out over 200
feet in the yard, owned by Danielle Hall.
"They said well, a plane crashed and I just knew because we have
the most yardage and I know it had to be our yard because we're the
only ones with enough place for them to try to land," said Hall,
after she found the wreckage on her property.
Meyer was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials from the NTSB arrived on the scene Wednesday to take
over the investigation into why the Cessna went down.
** Report created 5/31/2006 Record
Make/Model: C210 Description: 210,
Date: 05/30/2006 Time: 2205
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
City: FT. THOMAS State: KY Country:
AIRCRAFT DEPARTED RWY 21 AND TURNED NORTH BOUND.
APPROXIMATELY 7NM N THE
PILOT REQUESTED TO RETURN TO AIRPORT. RADIO AND RADAR LOST.
FT. THOMAS, KY
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: KLUK302230Z 1905KT 9SM CLR 29/20 A3005
Activity: Pleasure Phase:
Climb Operation: General Aviation
Dep Date: 05/30/2006 Dep.
Flt Plan: UNK
Wx Briefing: U
Last Radio Cont:
FAA FSDO: LOUISVILLE, KY
Entry date: 05/31/2006