1 killed, 2 injured in plane crash in Forsyth County

One person is dead and two others were injured when a single-engine airplane crashed Saturday evening in in Forsyth County.

The plane went down in the area of Browns Bridge and Waldrip Circle, according to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, public information officer for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department.

Two occupants of the airplane were transported to an area hospital, he said. A third was killed by the impact. All three aboard the plane were males.

Rainwater said “we can speculate” that the plane was trying to make an emergency landing on Browns Bridge Road, but collided with the rear of a motor vehicle.

Occupants of the car were unhurt, he said.

Rainwater would not name the make and model of the airplane, pointing out that next of kin had not yet been notified.

Early Saturday evening, he said officers were waiting for officials with the National Transportation Safety Board to arrive and take control of the investigation.

Channel 2 Action News reporter Christian Jennings reported that federal officials were on the scene as night approached.

The area of the crash is residential, with houses on one side of the road and Lake Lanier on the other.

Rainwater said many passers-by were on hand to help the victims immediately after the plane crash, which caused a small fire.