Coroner releases names of 3 killed in Huntsville plane crash
By Ben Culpepper
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Authorities have identified the three people killed in a small, fiery plane crash in Huntsville Wednesday.Two Alabama men -- 57-year-old William Christopher II of Center Point and 67-year-old Kenneth Lynn Rousseau of Harpersville -- and Robin Gary Smith, 60, of Yukon, Oklahoma, were killed when the Westwind II aircraft they were in veered off the runway and crashed at Huntsville International Airport, the Madison County Coroner's Office confirmed to ABC 33/40. The plane, which is registered to a Birmingham company called Synfuels Holdings, Inc., caught fire upon impact, the force of which caused two men to be ejected from the corporate jet.The plane, which is registered to a Birmingham company called SynFuels Holdings, Inc., caught fire upon impact, the force of which caused two men to be ejected from the corporate jet. Pictured left is Christopher.The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation into the incident. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
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