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Plane Crashes at Barrow County Airport

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November 06, 2020 | GEORGIA STEVE ROSE, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

Barrow County, GA - Just before 1:30 P.M. Friday afternoon, November 6th, Communication Officers with Barrow County Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a plane crash at the Barrow County Airport on Ronald Wood Road. Communication Officers dispatched Fire, EMS and Sheriff Office units to the scene. Upon arrival crews found a plane that was off the runway and leaning on a fence.

“The pilot was the only subject on the plane and he was not injured,” stated Captain Scott Dakin. “He was out of the plane prior to our arrival.”

The plane suffered heavy damage from the crash. Firefighters ensured there was no fuel or oil leaks and that no other hazards were on the scene.

“The pilot was wearing his seatbelt which likely saved his life,” stated Captain Dakin. “The plane suffered extensive damage as a result of the crash.”

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

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STEVE ROSECorrespondent

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