Plane headed to Tuscaloosa crashes in Georgia, deputies say there are multiple fatalities

Plane headed to Tuscaloosa crashes in Georgia, deputies say there are multiple fatalities
Plane headed to Alabama crashes in Georgia (Source: FOX5 Atlanta)

OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. (FOX5 Atlanta) - A plane crash has shut down multiple roadways in Oconee County, Ga. Oconee County deputies say there are mulitple fatalities.

FAA Air Traffic Controllers told FOX 5 in Atlanta they lost contact with a Piper PA-46 at about 4:35 p.m., as it was flying over the county enroute from South Carolina to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

According to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, the plane crashed off of Elder Road. They said the wreck was "fully involved, secondary explosions."

SKYFOX 5 flew over the area where the plane went down around 5:45 p.m. and could see multiple crews canvassing a wooded area.

Hog Mountain, High Shoals, Rays Church, Maxey Road and Elder Road are all closed due to the wreck.

The plane crash involves multiple fatalities. We will give a press briefing at Herman C. Michael Park at 7:30...

Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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