Alabama pilot killed after small plane crashes in Georgia

Published 9:05 pm Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane in Cave Spring, northwest of Atlanta.

The pilot, the lone occupant in the aircraft, was killed, authorities said.

The single-engine Aviat Husky A-1 crashed Monday evening in a field near the community, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot, Bobby Allred, 79, of Centre, Alabama, was killed, Floyd County police Sgt. Chris Fincher told WXIA-TV.

Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor said Allred was flying over areas struck by recent storms to inspect the damage.

The plane hit some power lines when it went down, knocking out power to nearby residents, authorities said.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Cave Spring is about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta.