3 dead in plane crash at airport in west Georgia

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead after a small plane crashed at an airport in west Georgia.

LaGrange Fire Department Lt. Chris Taylor said two occupants of the plane died on the scene and one died later at a hospital in Columbus.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Kathleen Bergen said the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron aircraft crashed at LaGrange-Callaway Airport in LaGrange around 2:20 p.m.

She three people were aboard, adding that local officials would be the ones to release their identities.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what caused the crash.

A photo from the LaGrange Daily News shows the airplane intact, with its badly-damaged nose in the ground and its fuselage and tail section in the air.

LaGrange is about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta.

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