Aerial view of Lake Lanier

A tragic accident occurred yesterday afternoon in Buford when a small plane went down, killing the pilot.

What we know at this time:

  • According to FOX 5 Atlanta the plane had taken off merely minutes before.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration, investigating the crash with the National Transportation Safety Board, cited the time of the crash as 5:30 p.m. — as reported by Yahoo News.
  • Also confirmed, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office reported that the plane crashed in a parking lot on Lanier Islands Parkway near Pine Cone Drive.
  • Officials also identified the name of the sole victim and only person on board as 60-year-old Howard Lee Joe of Dunwoody.
  • The Atlanta Journal – Constitution reported the plane to be a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza.
  • No one on the ground was injured.

This is a developing story.





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