Pilot, passenger expected to survive Morgan County plane crash

Pilot, passenger expected to survive Morgan County plane crash

A pilot and passenger are expected to survive after their single-engine plane crashed Sunday night in Morgan County, officials said.

The Cessna 152 crashed around 7:45 p.m. on a residential street about three blocks east of U.S. 441 in Madison, managing to steer clear of nearby homes and avoid catching fire. The two men inside the plane — which local authorities believe was traveling from Florida to the Gwinnett County airport — were transported to Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Madison Fire Marshal Gene Porter said Monday morning that their injuries were serious but not expected to be life-threatening. Their names have not been released.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are both investigating. The latter will determine the cause of the crash.

Sunday’s incident was at least the fourth small plane crash in northern Georgia in just over two months.

On Nov. 5, three Florida men and a dog were killed when their Piper Cherokee crashed in Habersham County. About three weeks later, a pilot and passenger survived a plane crash on a residential Gwinnett County street.

On Dec. 20, experienced pilot Billy K. Bryant died after crashing onto the Georgia Club golf course in Barrow County.

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