Two Die in Small Plane Crash

by Wes Mayer wesley@newnan.com

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Two people were killed Saturday night after their plane crashed near the Coweta and Fayette County line.

Around 6 p.m., emergency units were dispatched to the area of Highway 85 northeast of Senoia to look for a small plane which reportedly never arrived at its destination, said Capt. Robby Flanagan with the Coweta County Fire Department. According to Flanagan, the plane took off from Falcon Field in Peachtree City Saturday morning and was flying to Savannah. A few hours later, when the plane still had not arrived, the Federal Aviation Administration traced the aircraft and found its last known location was somewhere northeast of Senoia.

However, emergency units were unable to locate the plane until 7:50 p.m., when a U.S. marshal followed the power line off the highway – near Line Creek – and discovered the wreckage in the trees. Both occupants of the plane were found dead, said Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk. As of 11:25 p.m., the pilot was positively identified, but the co-pilot was not and names are not being released at this time.

Authorities have not determined the cause of the crash, and investigators with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will begin the investigation Sunday.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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