Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes spoke with a teen who witnessed the crash.

Pilot dies in plane crash at Barrow County country club

The pilot of a small plane died Sunday afternoon after crashing onto the golf course at a Barrow County country club, authorities said.

Barrow County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Scott Dakin said the crash happened around 2:30 p.m. at The Georgia Club, a golf community off Ga. 316 near Statham. The plane crashed on the third hole, crossing over the fairway before landing in the woodline.

Golfers were on the course but no injuries were reported, Dakin said.

The pilot, whose identity has not been released, was the only person on the plane, Dakin said. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters identified the plane as a Beechcraft BE24.

“The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident,” Peters said in an email.

Why the plane was in the area was unclear. Police said there is an airport about two miles from the scene.

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