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3 reported deaths in single-engine plane crash in Gainesville

Gainesville and Hall County authorities are on the scene of a plane crash near Memorial Park...
Gainesville and Hall County authorities are on the scene of a plane crash near Memorial Park Drive.(Source: Gainesville Police Department/Facebook)
Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 8:33 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities in Hall County are reporting a plane crash that has closed at least one road in the area as crews arrive.

The Hall County Fire Department and Gainesville fire personnel reported that an aircraft crashed near Memorial Park Drive just after 6 p.m. Friday.

A Cessna 182 single-engine plane was found to have crashed into a ravine just north of Memorial Drive. Officials say the plane took off from Gainesville en route to Daytona Beach, Fla.

Fire crews said they found three people dead at the scene and the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that this matches flight records.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office will be handling the death investigation and the victims’ bodies were transported to the Hall County Coroner’s Office, according to officials.

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE***ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE Road closure is expected into Sunday night as the plane crash investigation...

Posted by Hall County Sheriff's Office on Friday, February 26, 2021

Officials say four adults and one child in the surrounding area were also displaced due to fuel falling onto their home. They did not suffer any other injuries.

The FAA said it and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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