Police: Small plane crashed in Gordon County
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December 18, 2012 04:17 PM | 1422 views | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — Police and federal officials say a single-engine plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff in northwestern Georgia.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the amateur-built aircraft crashed in the woods after departing from an airport in Calhoun around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Bergen says the plane burst into flames and was destroyed. Bergen says one person was aboard the plane, and local police have not yet released details on the pilot's identity or condition.

The FAA is investigating the crash and additional information was not immediately available.

Calhoun is about 65 miles northwest of Atlanta in Gordon County.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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Friendly Web Editor
December 19, 2012
You are both correct. The story has been edited.
Big State
December 18, 2012
Calhoun is no where near Calhoun County. Try again. You have 158 more chances.
Charles Phelps
December 18, 2012
Calhoun is in Gordon county. Calhoun county is in south Georgia.
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