BARROW COUNTY, Ga. - Two people have died after a plane crashed near the Barrow County Airport Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials.
Barrow County Sheriff's Office said The crash occured around 2 p.m. in the 700 block of Highway 82 and the Barrow County Airport. According to Kathleen Bergen of the Federal Aviation Administration, a Beech C23 aircraft crashed at the end of Runway 13. Fire officials said the single-engine plane ended up in the wood line, killing both aboard.
Barrow County Emergency Services Captain Scott Dakin said airport employees found debris from the wreckage while returning to work from their lunch break.
“We had a fairly small area debris field - what we would call a debris field," Dakin said. "And it’s just a small, little plane crashed in the wood line. All the debris is contained inside that wood line - a little bit on the roadway.”
Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
The victims have been identified as Shannon Ewing and Henry Ewing. The ages of the deceased are not known at this time.
Two dead after plane crash near Barrow County Airport, emergency services says
2 killed in plane crash at Barrow County airport
Officials: 2 dead in Barrow County plane crash