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Friday, November 18, 2016

DL Capt. Ronald R. Alexander

Obituary...............to view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website
 

Ronald Ray (Ron) Alexander, age 74, of Griffin passed away November 17, 2016. Ron's love of flying began at the age of 14 and he received his pilot's license at the age of 17. After high school and college, he joined the United States Air Force where he served his country in the Vietnam War. The Air Force awarded Ron the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Air Medals. In 1969, he was hired by Delta Air Lines where he worked until retirement in 2002, with 34 years of service as Chief Pilot. Ron was an entrepreneur having owned and operated several businesses since 1979. In March 2004, Ron founded the Candler Field Museum, a non-profit organization. Candler Field is named after the original Atlanta airport. He is survived by his wife, Regina Alexander; daughter Julie Alexander and her husband Eric Lund, and their son Alexander; daughter Jane Smith and her husband Rod Smith, and their children Luke and Grace. Visitation for Mr. Alexander will be Sunday, November 20th from 6-8 P.M. at the Conner- Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd, Griffin, GA. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Candler Field in Williamson, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a contribution to the Candler Field Museum, 349 Jonathan Roost Rd, Williamson, GA 30292 or www.peachstateaero.com Please join her family and friends in honoring the life of Ron Alexander by visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd., Griffin. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=Ronald-Ray-ALEXANDER&pid=182630219#sthash.LhL1Apif.dpuf 


From: Julian BlackSent: Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:35 AM  Subject: Ron Alexander



Hello everyone;  As we all deal with the loss of a great friend, the family has asked that we spread the word that the visitation for Ron will be on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Conner Westbury funeral home in Griffin. 
Following link to Conner Westbury where updates and the obituary will be posted later.  There will be a celebration of life at a later date, to be announced. 
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home1891 W McIntosh Rd
Griffin, GA 30223
Telephone: (770) 227-2300
Email: wecare@conner-westburyfuneralhome.com



~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Ronald R. Alexander
January 12, 1942 ~ November 17, 2016


Notification with the tragic death Thursday evening of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Ronald R. Alexander, age 74.  Captain Alexander joined Delta Air Lines 06-02-1969 and retired with Delta in 2002. 
More information will follow as we learn more.....................
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Around 5:30 Thursday evening units from the Pike County Sheriffs Department, Pike County Fire Department all responded to Candler Field in Williamson to a single engine plane crash. Witnesses stated to WKEU news that the aircraft appeared to be on fire right before impact. The 1917 Jenny was being flown by Candler Field Museum and Barnstormer’s Grill owner Ron Alexander, and another passenger was also on board at the time of the accident.
More information is expected to be released later. Stay tune to WKEU News for more on this breaking news story.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Curtiss JN4D Jenny, N1662: Fatal accident occurred November 17, 2016 near Peach State Airport (GA2), Williamson, Pike County, Georgia
Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov,  and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email  assistance@ntsb.gov.
Around 5:30 Thursday evening units from the Pike County Sheriff's Department, Pike County Fire Department all responded to Candler Field in Williamson to a single engine plane crash.
Witnesses stated to WKEU news that the aircraft appeared to be on fire right before impact.
The Curtiss JN4D Jenny was being flown by Candler Field Museum and Barnstormer’s Grill owner Ron Alexander, and another passenger was also on board at the time of the accident.
 Source:   http://wkeuradio.com
Candler Field principal Ron Alexander and an unidentified Federal Aviation Administration official were killed Thursday evening in a small plane crash near the airport in Williamson.
The plane, a Curtiss JN4D Jenny, burst into flames upon impact.
First responders rushed to the scene but could not save the two onboard.
The plane experienced trouble on takeoff.
It appeared the pilot tried to put it down in a pasture but it crashed into a wooded area.
PIKE COUNTY, Ga. - A plane has crashed in Pike County, killing two people on board according to fire officials.
Fire officials confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that a Curtiss JN4D Jenny airplane crashed Thursday evening at Peach State Airport in Williamson, Georgia.
Investigators said the plane took off shortly after 5:30 p.m. from the Candler Field Museum and crashed after liftoff.
Witnesses told investigators that there were visible flames from the plane before it crashed.
Two people on board were killed in the incident. Investigators are not releasing the names of the victims at this point.
The FAA is at the scene already working to learn more about what caused the crash. The NTSB is on the way.
EAA Vintage Director Killed In Jenny Crash             By Russ Niles | November 18, 2016
EAA Vintage Aircraft Association board of directors member Ron Alexander was killed Thursday in the crash of his recently restored Curtiss Jenny at Peach Tree Airport in Williamson, Georgia. An unidentified passenger was also killed. A local newspaper is reporting that the passenger was an FAA official but that has not been confirmed. Initial reports suggest the aircraft encountered some kind of difficulty on takeoff. It crashed in a wooded area and caught fire. First responders rushed to the scene but were unable to save the occupants.
Alexander founded Alexander Aeroplane Company, which was later sold to Aircraft Spruce. He had restored a Stearman in addition to the Jenny. He also established the Candler Field Museum at Peach Tree Airport. Alexander was an ex-military pilot who retired a captain with Delta after 33 years in 2002.

From: Julian Black Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:01 PM   Subject: FW: Capt. Ron Alexander
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I just received this email and do not have any more information. 
Captain Alexander was a Delta Golden Wings member. He will be a great lost to the aviation community!
Julian Black

From: Snjjose@aol.com [mailto:Snjjose@aol.com]   Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:10 PM    Subject: Capt. Ron Alexander

Capt. Ron Alexander  perished this afternoon at his airport flying his restored Jenny. No details yet
Capt. Joseph Fagundes (ret.)
J & B Properties LLC
P.O. Box 277
LaGrange Ga. 30241
706-881-1393

1 comment:

  1. Larry Enlow, FSDO-15 POI, DPE Manager and true friend to all here in this Central Florida district was the passenger. This will be a terrible loss to our pilot family.
    Two great aviation leaders gone west.

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