2 killed in Pike County plane crash

by: Tyisha Fernandes Updated:

PIKE COUNTY, Ga. - A small plane crash in Pike County killed two people Thursday evening.

“When I got back here, it was all in flames,” said resident Don Rainwater.

Don Rainwater owns several acres of land near the Peach State Airport in Williamson.

The single-engine plane took off from the airport around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, and shortly after takeoff, it crashed on Rainwater’s property. 

He came to see if anyone survived.

“The plane had already burned up, except for the tail section,” Rainwater said.


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The crash killed both people on board. Everyone in the small community knows who they are, but officials haven’t released their names yet.

Winston Gray, 7, was riding in a golf cart with his grandmother when the plane took off.

”It took off close to the runway. I saw smoke and then I saw the pokes at the top and I was, like, ‘Fire! Fire!’ I told my grandma to call 911,” Gray said.

Two people died when a small plane crashed Thursday evening in Pike County.
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Rainwater thinks it’s a miracle that the plane crash didn’t cause a huge fire on his property.

“They said he had very little fuel on the plane. That's the reason there wasn't more fire than it was. If he had a full tank of fuel, all this would've been burned up because it would've scattered the fuel everywhere,” Rainwater said.

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