Pilot in Atlanta-area crash was going to see kids

  • Follow Latest News

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Authorities say the pilot of a small plane that crashed into a suburban Atlanta house was headed to Tennessee to see his six daughters.

At a news conference Saturday Butch Wilson of the National Transportation Safety Board declined to identify the pilot, who died in the Friday afternoon crash, or a woman who died in the house.

The woman's husband was also inside the Lawrenceville house at the time of the crash but managed to escape.

Wilson says crews were on their way to sort through the wreckage. He says the plane went down around 1:30 p.m. Friday, shortly after leaving Gwinnett County Airport. The pilot sent no distress signals.

Wilson says the pilot's last FAA flight physical was in 2006 and he had logged 1,200 flight hours by then.

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
APiratesLife4Me 10/31/09 - 06:41 pm
This is sad news. He had

This is sad news. He had only owned that plane for short while and bought it to help others that had medical problems but could not afford to fly commercial. He would take them for free for treatments etc.

Back to Top
Search Augusta jobs
Top headlines
Augusta woman guilty of child abuse in YouTube case
A jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday afternoon before finding an Augusta mother guilty of child abuse for ordering her two preschoolers in a physical battle and then took a belt to a ...