Plane crashes in east Georgia, killing at least 1 person


(Deadly plane crash in Thomson, Georgia)

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say at least one person has been killed in a plane crash in east Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle reports that the plane went down Tuesday morning in a field in the Thomson area.

McDuffie County sheriff’s Maj. Ronnie Williamson says deputies were notified of a missing plane around 6:30 a.m. He said they searched the area and found the wreckage in the field.

Williamson says the plane appeared to have been heading to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport. He confirmed that it was a fatal crash, but did not specify how many people were on board or died.

Few other details were immediately available.

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