No Survivors in Single-Engine Plane Crash in Oconee County, Georgia

On Wednesday, two people were killed after a single-engine Cessna 177B plane crashed in Oconee County, Georgia.

The aircraft was flying from Central Florida. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported that the crash “occurred around 2:30 p.m. just off of Government Station Road near Watkinsville.”

Deputies did not say or could not say what caused the plane to crash. Presently, the names of those on board have not been released. One aspect of the investigation being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is the possibility that weather was a causation factor for the crash.

The debris from the crash may have evidentiary value. “The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have found debris in the area of Stonebridge Parkway and Latham Drive which appears to have come from a plane, to contact authorities immediately.” Officials urge that any debris found should not be moved. Authorities request that calls be made to the Oconee County Georgia Sheriff’s Office.

D & B Staff

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