Updated:CUMMING, Ga. —
Two people killed in a plane crash near Lake Lanier Thurday night have been identified.
The Forsyth County coroner identified the victims as Don Hall, 45, and David Schorr, 40, both of Cumming.
The Federal Aviation Administration said a RV-7 amateur built single-engine plane went down at about 8 p.m. Thursday night off Lanier Avenue.
Forsyth County Fire Department Chief Jason Shivers confirms two people inside the plane were killed in the incident.
Pastor John Martin told Channel 2 the plane landed 100 feet from his church, and witnesses said it was spinning out of control before it hit the ground.
"They saw the top. They saw the bottom. They saw the top and then it disappeared below the trees and hit the ground. It was loud enough that people who lived nearby could hear it," Martin said.
Shivers said the plane came close to hitting homes.
"This is a heavily populated residential neighborhood, so a lot of folks saw this happen," Shivers said.
The National Transportation Safety board is also investigating the crash.