Sunday, November 6, 2011

Plane Crash at Wing Field Airstrip Follow Up



Date:                November 6, 2011


The Levy County Sheriff's Office on November 5, 2011 responded to a fixed wing single engine airplane crash in the Morriston area that resulted in two fatalities.  A witness with over 50 years as a pilot advised that the aircraft taxied down the Wing Field private air strip shortly after 4:30 pm. The witness stated as soon as the airplane took off he heard the airplane spit & sputter and then watched it crash into a heavily wooded area just north of the air strip. 


The investigation revealed the aircraft was a 1956 Beech Craft T-34.  The aircraft was registered to Ralph Ken Terry from Daytona Beach, Florida. The deceased were identified as passenger Ralph Terry and pilot Mike Fuller from Port Orange, Florida.  Mr. Terry was retired from Northwest Airlines with approximately 30 years of service and over 60 thousand hours of flight time.  Mr. Fuller was a manager at Yelvington Aviation. 


On November 6, 2001 the Levy County Sheriff's Office transferred the investigation to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.




Ralph Ken Terry

74 Years of age

Daytona Beach, Fl


Mike Fuller

47 Years of age

Port Orange, Fl






Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218