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Small Plane Crashes in Northeast Georgia; 3 People Killed

2 Men in Hospital Following Small Plane Crash in Lake Wales
Posted at 2:25 PM, Nov 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-05 14:25:00-05

BALDWIN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane in northeast Georgia that left three people dead.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the Piper Cherokee crashed near the Habersham County airport around midnight.

Habersham County Coroner Kasey McEntire says three people were killed in the crash.

Baldwin Police Chief Chad Nichols tells CBS 46 that the crash scene is in a wooded area near a mobile home park. The site is about 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Few other details were immediately available early Thursday.

Bergen said early Thursday that local authorities will release the names and conditions of people who were on board.

Bergen said the FAA is investigating, and the National Transportation Safety Board will work to determine the probable cause of the crash.

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