published Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Police: Small plane crashes in Gordon County

CALHOUN, Ga. — Police and federal officials say a single-engine plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff in Gordon County.

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. today.

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.

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