Pilot killed in Georgia plane crash

The pilot of a crop duster was killed Friday when the plane crashed in a south Georgia field, according to media reports.

Jason Watson, 31, of Nashville, Ga., was the victim, Berrien County Sheriff Ray Paulk told the Valdosta Daily Times.

James Davis of Alapaha, Ga., was working nearby about 9:15 a.m. when he heard the plane’s engine quit.

“I felt a ‘thump’ and heard the crash,” he told the paper.

People quickly headed to help the pilot just after the crash, according to walb.com.

“I got there and I was expecting to see somebody standing outside the plane watching the plane burn, but it wasn’t like that when I crossed the fence,” Davis said.

The sheriff’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating. Berrien County is about 205 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

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