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Plane crash in Coweta County kills two


A plane crash at state highways 74 and 85 on Saturday marks the third aircraft-related incident in the last two weeks in Coweta County.

The latest crash killed two people, according to Coweta County officials.

The Cessna C150's flight plan was to leave Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City and fly to Eagle Neck Airport in Shellman Bluff, GA.

When the plane never showed up in Shellman Bluff, family members contacted the authorities.

The plane is believed to have crashed around 7:45 p.m. and was found in a secluded wooded area.

As of 11 p.m. Saturday, investigators had not arrived and were not expected to be on the scene until as late as noon Sunday.

The names of the individuals killed in the crash have not been released.

Two other planes have experienced trouble in Coweta County in the last two weeks.

One was a World War II-era fighter plane that crashed in a wooded area near a private landing strip.

The pilot and passenger survived that crash.

The second incident happened the following day when a plane had to make an emergency landing.

No one was injured in that incident.

Saturday's fatal crash will be investigated by the FAA and the NTSB.

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