Plane Bound for Georgia Crashes in Alabama
OPELIKA, AL. – October 17, 2018 (timesdaily.com) A single-engine plane bound for Georgia crashed October 16 in the area of Opelika, Alabama, according to an online news report from timesdaily.com.*
The plane took off from the Auburn University Regional Airport and was flying to Athens, Georgia, when it crashed around 10 p.m. in a wooded area of Opelika. The plane reportedly came down near Interstate 85. Three people were on board, only one of whom was injured. The injured passenger was taken to East Alabama Medical Center with reportedly minor injuries.
None of the people on the plane has been identified. It is not yet clear how the crash occurred. Opelika Police said the plane would be removed the day after the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation safety Board are investigating and have not released additional information at this time.
Just three days earlier, a single-engine plane flying from Gainesville, Florida, to Calhoun, Georgia, crashed in a wooded area of Paulding County, Georgia. The crash occurred in the afternoon of October 13, killing the pilot, who was the only person on board the plane. The pilot was identified as 70-year-old Paul Lewis Deep, of Middleburg, Florida.
The cause of the Georgia plane crash is unclear. 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 dense woods on an ATV and discovered the crashed aircraft.
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