Kirk married February 2, 1975 to Laura Lee Lawrence. He was 28 from Orem and she was 25 from Springville, Utah.
Kirk was a pilot and flight instructor with Central Utah Aviation. In August of 1982 a plane he owned was involved in a crash in Garden City Kansas. The front landing gear fails. The pilot is Lynn A Byson.
The next month, Kirk crashed and died the same day, Sep. 21, 1982 in the mountains of Utah. A mini-burst got the plane and it went down. A mini-burst or microburst is a small column of exceptionally intense and localized sinking air that results in a violent out rush of air at the ground. It is capable of producing damaging straight-line winds of more than 100 mph that are similar to that in some tornadoes, but without the tornado's rotation.
A micro burst often has high winds that can knock over fully grown trees. The size of a micro burst is typically less than 3 miles across, and its lifespan could range from a couple of seconds to several minutes. They are totally unpredictable and invisible to the eye. All planes are vulnerable to their impact.
He left behind a wife and five children.
|Kenneth and Laura Lee Lawrence Schade family|
Schade, Kirk, 1982, FTA Accident Report:
March 7, 1988: Deseret News:Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Garden City Muni Airport
Garden City, Kansas 67846
Wednesday, August 4, 1982 7:15 PM CDT
DURING ARRIVAL, THE PILOT LANDED ON RUNWAY 17 WITH A TAIL WIND OF ABOUT 10 KNOTS. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE TOUCHDOWN WAS NORMAL, BUT AFTER ROLLING A SHORT DISTANCE, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SHAKE AND THEN SWERVED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. AFTER LEAVING THE HARD SURFACE, THE NOSE GEAR FOLDED AFT AND THE FUSELAGE WAS DAMAGED. ACCORDING TO THE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION RECORDS, NO RADIO CALL WAS RECEIVED FROM THE PILOT PRIOR TO LANDING. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE PLANE LANDED DOWNWIND AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED AND BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE THE NOSEWHEEL BLEW OUT.
CESSNA T337C was owned by KIRK SCHADE, and operated by LYNN A. BYSON.