Plane crashes in Blythe airfield

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 3:32 PM
Last updated 6:40 PM
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A single-engine plane crashed while attempting to take off from a Blythe airfield Saturday, sending the two people aboard to the hospital, authorities say.

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The Federal Aviation Adminis­tration said the experimental aircraft, a Christian Eagle II, struck a barn after leaving the private airstrip on Boulineau Road.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the Hephzibah Police Department were notified of the crash about 2:30 p.m. Local authorities had said the plane crashed while trying to land.

Both people aboard were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Cen­ter for injuries that weren’t life-threatening. The name of the pilot was not made public.

The FAA is investigating the incident, and noted that all information is preliminary at this time.


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