Plane crashes after takeoff, killing Georgia pilot

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 9:36 AM

RHINE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pilot was killed in a crash after takeoff from a private airstrip early Wednesday.

The Telegraph of Macon reports that Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson says the Cessna 150 piloted by 44-year-old John Kyle Barron went down into the woods around 6:15 a.m. Steverson says witnesses said the plane went down several seconds after taking off.

Barron was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The crash is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com