EAA Mourns Loss Of Chapter 245 President
August 1, 2006 — EAA's condolences go to the family and friends of EAA Chapter 245 president Gary Palmer of Nepean, Ontario, who died Sunday in a taxiway accident at EAA AirVenture 2006.
The accident occurred when the propeller of a Grumman TBM Avenger struck an RV-6 while both planes were lined up for departure shortly after noon. Palmer, 63, was a passenger in the RV-6.
The pilot of the RV, Donald Reed, was not injured, nor were the two people in the TBM Avenger.
"It's always a very difficult situation when there is a loss of life. Our sincere sympathy goes to the families and to all involved," said EAA President Tom Poberezny.
The NTSB is continuing its investigation into the accident.