Pilot identified in deadly plane crash linked to Mississippi

“I could tell that there were no survivors.”

Pilot identified in deadly plane crash linked to Mississippi

BOLTON, MS (WLBT) - “A plane just crashed in my neighbor’s back yard.”

“A plane crashed?”

“Yes, it’s a small plane.”

That’s what the 911 call made to the Maderia, Ohio police department after a small plane from Mississippi crashed into her neighbor’s home Tuesday, killing the pilot.

According to WXIX, the pilot was identified as 62-year-old David Sapp. He died when the plane crashed on Rollymeade Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say the plane caught fire after it struck a remodeled portion of an area home.

This two-engine plane registered in Brandon crashed into Ohio home
This two-engine plane registered in Brandon crashed into Ohio home

“As soon as I got up to the fence, I could tell that there were no survivors. At least in the front two seats because that part of the plane was gone,” described a neighbor who rushed to the scene after the crash.

The small plane struck the home around 3:18 p.m. according to Maderia Fire Department Chief, Steve Ashbrock.

“There was a search done of the home immediately, and we have been able to confirm that everybody that lives in the home is accounted for and safe,” Chief Ashbrock said during a press conference.

The twin-engine plane was a Piper PS-31, registered to MARC, Inc. of Hinds County near Raymond.

The plane is registered to a man who lives in Brandon.

According to the company’s website, MARC, Inc. is North America’s largest provider of Airborne Global Positioning. It also owns and operates its own fleet of aircraft here at the John Bell Williams Airport.

Marc Inc. airplane hanger at John Bell Williams Airport in Bolton
Marc Inc. airplane hanger at John Bell Williams Airport in Bolton

Through its charter service, the company provides air craft and pilots for projects all over the world. 3 On Your Side made multiple calls to MARC, Inc., but they went unanswered.

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