published Friday, May 16th, 2014

FAA probes North Georgia plane crash

The Federal Aviation Administration has begun an investigation into a plane crash Tuesday evening in the Summerville, Ga., area.

Around 7 p.m., Tuesday, a small 1940 Taylorcraft BC-65, a fixed wing single-engine plane carrying a pilot and a passenger crashed into the front yard of a home on Old Highway 337 in Summerville.

According to Chatooga County Emergency Management Agency Director Eddie Henderson, the property the crash occurred on was owned by the passenger.

The passenger was taken by ambulance to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., and the pilot was flown by Life Force to Erlanger, Henderson said.

Local authorities said they will release information on the identities and conditions of the passengers when the families have been notified.

According to the FAA website, the plane was owned by James H. Wallace, of Summerville. The plane was last certified in July 2008, and that certification expires at the end of November of this year.

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