In a statement to CNN, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Emma Duncan said that the plane was a single-engine Cessna-182 that crashed into Lee in Gainesville shortly after takeoff. · Gilmer Memorial Airport is about two miles northeast.
Hall County Fire Department Chief Zach Brackett told CNN in an email that the Hall County Fire Department responded to the crash at about 6 pm Eastern Time and found three adult passengers dead.
He said that this flight is to Daytona Beach, Florida.
Gainesville is located about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta and is the county seat of Hall County.
The wing fell into the home
The chief of the Gainesville Fire Department, Keith Smith, said at a press conference that the wing of the plane fell into the bedroom of a mobile home near the crash site, and the family who lived there were eating.
Smith said: “When the wing crossed the roof and landed in one of the bedrooms, the crew of the trailer was actually eating dinner.” “Fortunately, no one was in the bedroom.
According to Smith, shortly after 6 pm, a passerby called 911. He noticed debris on the road. When they looked at the forest across the road, they saw more aircraft debris.
Brackett told CNN in an email that the debris field extends about a quarter to half a mile. Brackett said five people were displaced due to fuel falling on their houses in the incident, but they were not injured.
Brackett said the Hall County Sheriff’s Office is processing the death investigation. CNN has contacted the Sheriff’s Office for more information.
Duncan said that both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.