Woman dies in plane crash hours after attending fly-in at Meyers Diver Airport
Tecumseh’s Memorial Day celebration was a respectful and reverent event, with parades, speeches, and a military fly over, but one of the aviators of a Second World War aircraft, who participated in the air show above Chicago Boulevard, was gravely injured and his wife perished when the plane crashed later in the day.
Local officials involved with organizing the local Memorial Day observation were aware of the accident and knew the victims but declined comment. It has been independently verified that the flyer, Louis Feldvary, 60, and his wife, Nancy Feldvary, both of Daleville, Va., crashed in Shiawassee County shortly after the local aerial display. The pilot was taken to a nearby hospital, but his wife was pronounced dead at the site of the accident.
The crash occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m., four hours after the local fly over, when the aircraft was taking off from a private airfield in Antrim Township, Shiawassee County. The craft struck a barn near the airstrip as it attempted to gain altitude during take off.
Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Department, Perry Fire and Rescue, Shiawassee Township Fire Department, Shiawassee County Emergency Management and Central Dispatch all responded to the emergency.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident and further information about the injuries of the pilot were not available.