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Airplane crashes in Oconee County


The Oconee County Sheriff's Office late Tuesday afternoon announced that a plane had crashed off of Elder Road

The announcement was made on the agency's Facebook page at about 5 p.m.

"Plane crash off of Elder Road, fully involved, secondary explosions'" the post stated."We’re busy. We’ll update when we can. AVOID the area."

The FOX 5 Atlanta TV station reported that "FAA Air Traffic Controllers told FOX 5 that 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 Alabama."

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

Classic City News will update this story as more information becomes available/

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