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UPDATE: Fatal plane crash under investigation

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Courtesy: WXIA Atlanta Courtesy: WXIA Atlanta

UPDATE: SATURDAY, JULY 2nd 10 pm

CALHOUN, GA (WRCB) - We now know the name of the man killed in a plane crash Saturday morning.

The victim is identified as 84 year-old Ed Noble, of Peachtree City, Georgia. His single-engine plane went down about a mile south of the Gordon County Airport.

Airport employees tell our partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Noble was a retired corporate pilot and would fly a couple times a week.

Eyewitnesses say the plane went down and burst into flames.

"We just heard a boom and we looked out there and saw the fire," Cathy Logan told a WXIA photographer, "then we heard someone say a plane crashed and was on fire."

No one else was on the board.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration are working to determine what caused the crash.

SATURDAY, JULY 2nd 4 pm

CALHOUN, GA (WXIA) - A small plane has reportedly crashed, killing its pilot.

According to WXIA in Atlanta, the crash happened in a field near Tom B. David Airport in Gordon County.

The plane went down around 10:30 a.m.. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says it is unknown whether the plane was attempting to take-off or land.

The pilot was the plane's only occupant. The crash is still under investigation.

 

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