Fatal Plane Crash Occurs on St. Simons Island, Georgia
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – According to an online news report at Jacksonville.com, an eighty year old male pilot from Bluffton, South Carolina is dead when his plane crashed and became engulfed in flames located in a forested area of St. Simons Island, per the Glynn County Police.*
An eighty year old pilot died after being involved in a small plane crash that burst into flames in the northern part of St. SimonsIsland, per local police.
The man was filing a single engine Cessna C182 that left Savannah, Georgia and crashed near McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport, per a spokesperson of the Federal Aviation Administration.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they noted that it was “taken over by fire.” Upon extinguishing the fire, emergency personnel located the remains of the eighty year old man, as provided by the chief of staff for the Glynn County Police Department. Per the Federal Aviation Administration, the initial accident report indicated that there were four individuals aboard the plane however, upon examination of the wreckage, it appears that only the eighty year old was present. In other words, the Federal Aviation Administration has “no information that leads us to believe anyone was present onboard except the pilot.”
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the accident. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
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