Plane headed to Tuscaloosa crashes in Georgia, multiple fatalities reported


OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. (WIAT) — Updates to plane crash story:

March 4, 2:25 p.m.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia has identified three of the victims from the crash, although their identities were not released.

“While we have suspected identification on all the passengers and the pilot who crashed yesterday, we are not releasing the names officially until we have made positive ID’s with the Crime Lab,” the department wrote on their Facebook page Wednesday. “That may take a while. We want to be absolutely sure before we release information on the identity. Please respect the deceased and their grief stricken loved ones.”

March 3

According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, they believe three people were on board at the time of the crash.

ORIGINAL (3/3): A plane that was headed to Tuscaloosa from South Carolina Tuesday has crashed in Georgia.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the aircraft was flying over Oconee County when the plane went down just after 3:30 p.m.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office says that the plane also had “secondary explosions” following the crash. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

The FAA says the plane was a Piper PA-46.

A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday night. Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.


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