Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beechcraft T-34A (A45) Mentor, Anderson Manufacturing, N3434G: Fatal accident occurred February 16, 2017 in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia

Anderson Mfg Inc:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: Atlanta, Georgia  

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.  The one (1) person on board was fatally injured.  Located at a private airstrip near Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia

Date: 16-FEB-17
Time: 18:52:00Z
Regis#: N3434G
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE45
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

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DECATUR COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- One person is dead following a small plane crash in Decatur County.

The Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin says the crash occurred around 6:45 p.m. Thursday near Vada, Georgia.

Sheriff Griffin says the pilot, identified as 50-year-old Donald Royce Anderson, was the only person on board at the time and was killed in the crash.

Officials say the crash occurred at the end of Anderson's airstrip on Eula Mills Road near Boutwell Road.

The cause of the crash is not known at this time.



Officials have released the identity of the pilot who died in a plane crash in Decatur County Thursday night.

Donald Anderson, 50, died on impact after the single engine prop plane crashed at the end of his personal runway near Vada.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Eula Mills Road.

Anderson's body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy as a standard procedure.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and will be in Decatur County Friday morning.


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