• Pilot survived, helped provide information to rescue workers
By Linda Green

Emergency vehicles standby at the former Georgia State Patrol post near the entry point to the crash scene. Photo by Jim Wallace, Correspondent.

The emergency management director in McDuffie County verified that one of the two survivors of the Wednesday plane crash, was a pilot.
Bruce Tanner, chief of McDuffie County Fire Rescue Service and EMA director, said that the pilot, whose name has not been released, walked out of the crash area, was picked up by EMS and airlifted to GRU hospital in Augusta.
“We learned from the pilot that there were six passengers, and himself on the plane,” Tanner said.
The chief said when firefighters reached the crash site; they found one survivor still belted into a seat. “That person was carried out of the woods and air aced to MCG,” he said.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Feb. 24, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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