Pilot killed in Eufaula plane crash identified as officer at Fort NovoselRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 09 2024 3:59 PM
FORT NOVOSEL — The Pilot who died in a Eufaula plane crash over a week ago has been identified as a high-ranking warrant officer in the Army Reserves.
Nathan O’Donnell died on January 31, when his 1958 Piper Comanche PA-24 single-engine plane crashed on the north end of the runway at the Eufaula Municipal Airport.
O’Donnell, 35, was a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the Army Reserves and flew Beechcraft C-12 Huron military-grade planes out of the Cairns Army Airfield.
According to Barbour County Coroner Chip Chapman, O’Donnell’s plane crashed at around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, but the wreckage went unnoticed until around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday when a pilot flying overhead saw the plane and notified the Eufaula Police Department. O’Donnell was found dead in the wreckage.