• 1 dead, 1 transported to hospital after plane crash at Gainesville airport

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    GAINESVILLE, Ga. - One person has died and another was transported to a local hospital after a single-engine plane crash in Gainesville, police said. 

    The crash happened Saturday at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport around 7 p.m.

    The man who died in the crash has been identified as 68-year-old Robert Alberhasky of Cumming.

    The plane, a 2015 Lancair International Legacy RG, was registered to Alberhasky, who police believe was the pilot.

    Police also identified 69-year-old Mark Lewis of Flowery Branch as the other occupant. Police said Lewis is in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

    The Gainesville Police Department, Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the cause of the crash.

    The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation. 


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