39-year-old Mountain Brook man killed in plane crash in Texas on - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

39-year-old Mountain Brook man killed in plane crash in Texas on Wednesday

Posted: Updated:
Joe Lassiter, 39, of Mountain Brook, Ala., was killed in a small plane crash in Pearland, Tex., Wednesday, February, 19, 2014. (Joe Lassiter, LinkedIn) Joe Lassiter, 39, of Mountain Brook, Ala., was killed in a small plane crash in Pearland, Tex., Wednesday, February, 19, 2014. (Joe Lassiter, LinkedIn)

PEARLAND, Tex. -- A 39-year-old Mountain Brook man was killed Wednesday morning after his small plane crashed during a landing attempt in Pearland, Tex., authorities confirmed to ABC 33/40.

Joe Frank Lassiter III, a Montgomery native and Birmingham-area attorney, was flying solo from Austin to Galveston in a Beechcraft King Air when poor visibility forced him to divert from his flight plan and attempt a landing at the Pearland Regional Airport. According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson, Lassiter was unable to land on his first attempt and proceeded to circle the twin-engine plane around for a second attempt when he crashed in a field around 8:30 a.m., killing him instantly.

The FAA is currently investigating the accident. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

Lassiter, a graduate of Auburn University who worked as an attorney at the Birmingham law firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gayle before serving as general counsel for Dixie Companies, LLC., is survived by his wife and two daughters.

A celebration of life service has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Presbyterian Church followed by a visitation in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the Lassiter family has asked for memorial contributions to be made to the church with the designation as followed:  

Mission Northern New England

65 Old Montgomery Highway

Birmingham, Al, 35209

 



  • Central Alabama NewsMore>>

  • Connecticut dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    Connecticut dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:10:44 GMT
    A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.More >>
    A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.
    More >>
  • Girl who was struck by plane that crashed on Florida beach dies

    Girl who was struck by plane that crashed on Florida beach dies

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:44:39 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.More >>
    A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.
    More >>
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule, scores killed

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule, scores killed

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:42:06 GMT
    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.More >>
    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.
    More >>
  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Children flee Pinson home as man breaks in Monday morning

    Children flee Pinson home as man breaks in Monday morning

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:44:31 GMT
    Around 11:30 Monday morning deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 5200block of Highland Trace Circle in Pinson. A 14 year old girl and her 9 year old brother were home alone when a manthey did not know began breaking in to their house. They called their mother and she contacted the Sheriff's Office.The children ran from the home to a neighbor's residence.Deputies arrived to see 50 year old William Robert Thomas of Birmingham climbing out of a window. Upon s...More >>
    Around 11:30 Monday morning deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 5200block of Highland Trace Circle in Pinson. A 14 year old girl and her 9 year old brother were home alone when a manthey did not know began breaking in to their house. They called their mother and she contacted the Sheriff's Office.The children ran from the home to a neighbor's residence.Deputies arrived to see 50 year old William Robert Thomas of Birmingham climbing out of a window. Upon s...More >>
  • Woman who was set on fire by boyfriend dies, detectives seeking capital murder charges

    Woman who was set on fire by boyfriend dies, detectives seeking capital murder charges

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:22:44 GMT
    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 49 year old Deborah Diane Prater died early Tuesday morning. She's been hospitalized since Sunday with extensive burns. Her ex-boyfriend is accused of setting her on fire and may now face capital murder charges.More >>
    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 49 year old Deborah Diane Prater died early Tuesday morning. She's been hospitalized since Sunday with extensive burns. Her ex-boyfriend is accused of setting her on fire and may now face capital murder charges.More >>
  • Homewood City Council denies hotel an extension to continue operating

    Homewood City Council denies hotel an extension to continue operating

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:11:45 GMT
    A Homewood hotel plagued by problems must close by the end of the week. City leaders considered an extension for America's Best Value Inn and Suites, but denied the request.More >>
    A Homewood hotel plagued by problems must close by the end of the week. City leaders considered an extension for America's Best Value Inn and Suites, but denied the request.More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...