Pilot Killed in Paulding County Plane Crash Was Flying to Georgia to Visit Family
PAULDING COUNTY, GA. – October 15, 2018 (wsbradio.com) According to newly reported information from wsbradio.com, the pilot who was killed in a plane crash October 13 in Paulding County, Georgia, was flying to Georgia to visit his grandchildren.*
The single-engine plane was reportedly flying from Gainesville, Florida, to Calhoun, Georgia, and crashed on Lucas Lane in Paulding County, near the Bartow County line. The crash occurred in the afternoon of October 13, and the pilot was the only person on board the plane when it crashed. The pilot was later identified as 70-year-old Paul Lewis Deep, of Middleburg, Florida.
Deep was a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War and had a love for flying. He work at his local American Legion post and was flying to Georgia to visit his grandchildren.
“He was a person I could go to if I needed to talk to somebody,” said Post Commander Richard Rowe. “He would sit in my office, and we would talk. I don’t know what else to say. I’m going to miss him. The whole post is.”
It is not yet clear how the crash occurred. At approximately 3:45 p.m., the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about damage to the large transmission power lines that come from Plant Bowen. A deputy went to the scene and did not see anything amiss besides the damaged power lines. When Georgia Power responded, they searched the heavily wooded area on an ATV and discovered the crashed aircraft.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting an investigation into the incident and have not provided additional information to the public at this time.
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