Small plane headed to Alabama crashes in Georgia, killing all onboard

Published 9:18 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A small airplane flying from South Carolina and headed to Tuscaloosa crashed Tuesday afternoon in Georgia, killing all three people onboard.

The Piper PA-46 was reportedly on fire when first responders arrived.

What caused the airplane to crash and the identities of those on board are unknown.

Oconee County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office investigators said witnesses called 911 after seeing what they believed was a plane crash.

The crash occurred approximately 10 miles outside of Athens, Georgia.

Air traffic controllers reportedly lost contact with the airplane as it was flying the area in which it crashed.

The plane had taken off from Columbia (S.C.) Metropolitan Airport and was headed to Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

Online registration records indict the plane was registered to Triple 4 Aviation, LLC from Martindale, Texas.