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One dead in plane crash near Forsyth/Hall line
Small aircraft crashed into vehicle at Browns Bridge Road/Waldrip Circle area; traffic snarled
First responders work to lift a single-engine aircraft out of an embankment on Browns Bridge Road near Waldrip Circle on Saturday, April 28, 2018. - photo by For The Times

One man died and two others were injured in the crash of a small plane near Lake Lanier on Saturday afternoon. 

According to Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department, the small single-engine prop aircraft went down on Browns Bridge Road at Waldrip Circle a little after 5 p.m.

Shivers said the aircraft contained three male passengers. One was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in stable condition. 

According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Doug Rainwater, the plane struck a sedan in the trunk area and then went down an embankment on the north side of Browns Bridge Road. The occupants of the vehicle — a male and a female — were not injured, he said.

A wing was located to the south side of Browns Bridge Road, Rainwater said.

Shivers also said that a fuel fire was started by the crash but was quickly extinguished. 

Shivers said both eastbound and westbound traffic on Browns Bridge Road had to be detoured. The National Transportation Safety Board was on the scene and will investigate the crash, Rainwater said.

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