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Two killed in Oconee Co. airplane crash

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Photo from The Oconee Enterprise

By Joe Johnson

Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in an airplane that crashed in Oconee County.

"NTSB and FAA will be arriving tomorrow morning to do their investigation. Until then we are just securing the scene and recovering what we can," Sheriff James Hale said.

According to the sheriff’s office, the plane went down shortly after 3 p.m. in a field off of Government Station Road near Watkinsville.

The aircraft was said to have been enroute to Winder from Florida when air traffic controllers lost sight of it on radar.

If you live in the area of Stonebridge Parkway and Latham Drive and find any debris that may be connected to the plane crash, officials are urging you not to move it call the Oconee County Georgia Sheriff’s Office at 706-769-5665.

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