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Small plane crashes at Roosevelt Memorial Airport

The FAA said two people were on board.

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash in Meriwether County on Sunday. 

A pilot and passenger crashed at Roosevelt Memorial Airport in Warm Springs after reporting engine trouble. The two landed in the field north of the airport, according to the FAA. 

It happened around 2:15 p.m. The FAA said they were flying a single-engine Piper PA-24.

According to Michael Watson, the chairman for the Meriwether County Airport Authority, the flight was on the way from St. Petersburg, Florida, near Tampa, to Newnan-Coweta County Airport when it experienced an engine issue as the plane started its descent. The flight was diverted south to Warm Springs, but crashed. Flight tracking website Flight Aware shows the path of the flight before the crash.

The FAA is working with the National Transportation Safety Board to determine a cause for the crash. Neither agency would provide specifics of the investigation.

There was no information about the condition of the two on board.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with information from Meriwether County officials.

   

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