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Officials Investigate GA Plane Wreckage

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Civil Air Patrol official says search crews found no survivors in the wreckage of a plane carrying four people that crashed atop a north Georgia mountain this week.
Maj. Paige Joyner of the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol says crews made the discovery after lowering a searcher by rope from a helicopter to reach the remote crash site.
Recovery efforts would begin Thursday morning, Joyner said.
Joyner said the site is on Rich Mountain, in an extremely rugged
and remote part of Gilmer County.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane, a Beechcraft
Bonanza, was reported missing Monday. Three occupants are from
north Georgia and the pilot is from Ohio.
The group was on a sightseeing flight after someone won the trip
as a door prize at Gilmer High School's 50th class reunion held
recently.


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