It’s been nearly 26 years since GP Express Flight 861 plowed into a fog-shrouded mountain at the southern tip of what was then Fort McClellan, becoming Anniston’s only modern-day commercial airplane crash. The plane carried four passengers and two pilots. Three people survived. Three others died in the Fort McClellan wilderness high above Camp Lee. The families of the survivors and those who perished continue to live with the brutal aftermath of what happened that rainy morning atop a small mountain in Anniston. This three-part series tells their stories.
Stanley Hill is where GP Express Flight 861 crashed June 8, 1992, at an elevation of about 1,800 feet just inside the southeastern boundary of what was then Fort McClellan. Nothing marks the crash site, no memorial to the three who died, no wreckage to photograph. Read the full story