The aircraft, a single-engine Cessna-182, crashed about two miles northeast of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville shortly after takeoff, mentioned Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Emma Duncan in an announcement to CNN.
Corridor County Hearth Service responded to the crash round 6 p.m. ET and located three grownup occupants deceased, Corridor County Hearth Service Division Chief Zach Brackett informed CNN in an e-mail.
The flight was headed to Daytona Seashore, Florida, he mentioned.
Gainesville is about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta and the county seat of Corridor County.
Wing falls into residence
The wing of the aircraft fell into the bed room of a cellular residence close to the crash scene because the household dwelling there ate their dinner, mentioned Gainesville Hearth Division Chief Keith Smith at a information convention.
“The occupants of the trailer had been truly having dinner on the time when the wing got here by their roof and landed in one of many bedrooms,” Smith mentioned. “Fortunately, nobody was within the bed room on the time.”
A 911 name got here in shortly after 6 p.m. from a passerby who seen particles on the roadway and noticed extra aircraft particles after they appeared into the wooded space throughout the road, in line with Smith.
The particles discipline extends a couple of quarter to a half-mile, Brackett informed CNN in an e-mail. Brackett mentioned that 5 folks had been displaced within the incident attributable to gas falling on their residence however weren’t injured.
The Corridor County Sheriff’s Workplace is dealing with the dying investigation, Brackett mentioned. CNN has reached out to the Sheriff’s Workplace for extra data.
Each the FAA and Nationwide Transportation Security Board will examine the crash, Duncan mentioned.