Valdosta Daily Times

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October 19, 2013

Plane crash near Chula leaves one person dead

CHULA — A plane crash on Red Oak Road near Chula has claimed the life of one unidentified person,

according to David Haire, Public Information officer for the Tift County Sheriff's Office.

According to Kathleen Bergen with the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane crashed about 10 a.m. Friday, near 462 Red Oak Road.

The lone person aboard the Piper PA-28 aircraft had departed Merritt Island, Fla., and was headed to LaGrange-Callaway Airport in LaGrange.

The FAA, along with the National Transportation Safety Board, is continuing to investigate the crash, and the cause of the crash is still unknown.

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