Details released on North Augusta plane crash

Federal aviation officials said the pilot who crashed his plane into a North Augusta roadway Sunday had departed from Twin Lakes Airport.

In an email, Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said 61-year-old Samuel Hart departed from the Graniteville-based airport and intended to take a local flight around the North Augusta area.

Mr. Hart had engine trouble and crashed his single-engine Rutan VariEze into Interstate 520 between Belvedere Clearwater Road and Ascauga Lake Road, officials said.

Mr. Hart was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment and his condition was upgraded to good from serious on Wednesday, MCG spokeswoman Denise Parrish said.

A North Augusta Public Safety report said he suffered a broken wrist and leg in the crash.



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