Barrow County

Small plane crashes near Barrow County Airport, two injured

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services confirmed that a small plane crashed near the Barrow County Airport on Friday morning.

Barrow EMS Captain Scott Dakin said that the plane crashed around 241 Giles Road in Winder in a wooded area about a mile and a half from the airport. The crash caused a small fire that Barrow EMS put out.

NewsChopper2 flew over the scene where a small burned area could be seen in a heavily wooded area.

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The FAA reported that the pilot of a Cessna C172 reported engine failure before crashing around 10:50 a.m. Friday. Two people were reported to be on board.

Dakin said two people were injured in the crash and transported to local hospitals, one by ambulance and one by helicopter. Their conditions are unknown.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.