Only on 12: Neighbor recounts moments before plane went down

News 12 at 11 O'clock / Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Blythe, Ga (WRDW) - "He's just right over these treetops, vrooom," said Steven Wells. "They circle around, they glide back down over my house."

And it's a little too close for comfort for him. Day after day. Plane after plane.

They fly low and slow above wells house and others in the area.

"We have the one stunt plane that flies around here and he does his tricks," he said.

But today's tricks turned into trouble within seconds.

"This one didn't come back, it didn't circle back," said Wells.

He watched as the stunt plane disappeared over the horizon, crashing in a nearby field hundreds of feet from where it was supposed to land.

"Next thing I know, there's a firetruck rolling down the road really fast and a police car," he told News 12's Patrick Price.

All were rushing to the scene where the two-seater plane plummeted to the ground. The two passengers were rushed to the hospital with minor injuries, and now it's in the hands of FAA and NTSB investigators.

Although Wells doesn't know what caused the plane to crash, he says he knows what could have prevented it.

"If they're buzzing the houses and everything, we do need to call it and report it," he said.

He's talking about reporting low flying and dangerous flying to law enforcement, all to keep crashes like the one today from happening.

"Now that there's a plane crash out there, I think we should have reported this immediately," said Wells.


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