Plane Crash in Northwestern Georgia Claims at Least Four Lives
A small plane crashed on Saturday, July 1 in northwestern Georgia, claiming the lives of at least four people according to officials.
Federal aviation authorities reported that the Piper PA-23 went down in Chatsworth, GA at about 4:44 p.m., approximately 17 miles south of the border of Tennessee.
In a phone call with a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the New York Times reported that no one on the ground appeared to be injured in the crash, but the FAA was unable to either confirm or deny that any property was damaged.
The FAA is still investigating the events leading up to the crash, but early information indicates that the aircraft may have broken up in midair.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also announced that they were investigating the crash on Saturday evening.
While the Murray County Sheriff’s Office was able to confirm the four deaths, they could not provide the identities of the deceased. They also stated that Sheriff Gary Langford had not released information about how many passengers were on the plane and whether or not they were conducting a search for any survivors.
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