2 killed in South Georgia plane crash

Published On: Aug 05 2013 09:24:21 AM EDT

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ALMA, Ga. -

Bacon County Coroner Vic Peacock says a man and woman from the metro Atlanta area have been killed in a small plane crash.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a Hawker Beechcraft A36 that left Fernandina Beach on Sunday went down in the early afternoon near Alma -- about 70 miles northwest of Brunswick.
    
Peacock says 58-year-old Sid Shah, of Tucker, and Shama Gamkhar were killed in the crash. Authorities were unsure of the woman's age, and Peacock says investigators believe Shah and Gamkhar were husband and wife.
    
Bergen says the plane was headed to Lawrenceville, Ga., when the crash happened.
    
Peacock says the plane landed in a rural area and crashed into a cluster of trees.

"I've walked the debris path myself. It goes for about 100 yards into the tree line. And it's just unbelievable how much debris there is here. And like I said, it's mangled the worst I have ever seen a plane." Richard Foskey, Bacon County Sheriff, told WTOC-TV.
    
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

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