NTSB Opening Investigation into Statesboro, Georgia, Plane Crash

March 09, 2019

STATESBORO, GA. – The National Transportation Safety Board is opening an investigation into a plane crash that occurred in Statesboro, Georgia, according to an online news report posted by wtoc.com. Two people were inside the plane when it went down, and they were able to exit the plane on their own.* 

NTSB investigators will be working at the scene of the plane crash, which occurred at the airport in Statesboro off of U.S. Highway 301. They will be investigating to determine why the plane crashed and caught on fire. 

The crash happened at about 3 p.m. on March 5. WTOC reports that the plane was of amateur build and was classified as experimental. It was registered to a company based in Savannah, Georgia. It appears that the plane was in the process of landing at the airport when the collision happened. No information about why this occurred has yet been released. 

A woman who lives right by the runway for the Statesboro airport spoke to reporters with WTOC and said that she has been worried that something like this would happen. She said she wondered if she would ever have to witness a terrible crash having such a clear vantage point of all the departures and landings at the airport. Then the day came, and she was scared the plane’s occupants were killed, she said. 

“I was hoping everybody survived it, because it didn’t look like anybody survived that,” the woman said. “It was very scary.” 

The two occupants of the plane, who have not been identified, exited the plane before it completely caught on fire, WTOC said.  

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