|Charlie Smith's crashed planed (Greenville News photo)|
The plane, which was registered to Smith Family Aviation, LLC, claimed the lives of Smith, a Warsaw council member and former Tippy Valley football coach, his son, Warsaw attorney Scott Smith, another former Tippy Valley football coach Scott Bibler, and Bibler's son-in-law, sprint car driver Tony Elliott according to WNDU-TV.
Weather conditions in the area were described as dismal by local authorities at the time of the crash. A mayday transmission came from the Piper plane at 3:15 p.m. just two minutes before its scheduled arrival at the airport. Debris from the plane was scattered over a one-mile area both in the lake and a neighboring wooded area.
Tony Stewart Racing Tweeted about the "tragic passing of our competitor and friend" late last night.
We were sorry to hear of the tragic passing of our competitor and friend, Tony Elliott, following a plane crash... http://t.co/ObOG7FasEm— Tony Stewart Racing (@tonystewart_rcg) October 3, 2015
|Tony Elliott, one of the four victims of yesterday's plane crash|