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Sunday September 24th, 2017 8:18AM

Pilot walks away from afternoon plane crash near Gainesville

By AccessWDUN staff
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A pilot suffered only minor injuries in a plane crash Friday afternoon near Athens Highway in Hall County, a fire services official said.
 
The plane was headed to Gainesville from Jacksonville, Florida when it went down near Sugar Hill Elementary School around 3:55 p.m., according to Hall County Fire Services Captain Zachary Brackett.
 
"Initial units arrived and found one occupant of the plane who had some superficial injuries to his face but otherwise was healthy and walking around."
 
Brackett said the man was checked out on scene and refused to be taken to the hospital.
 
The plane sustained minor damage, according to Brackett.  Photos from the scene show what appeared to be a small, single-engine aircraft with its main wing oriented below the fuselage.
 
"The FAA has been notified and is working with authorities from the Gainesville (Lee Gilmer Memorial) Airport to arrange retrieval of the plane," Brackett said.
 
Officials don't believe the man's flight was related to the annual Cracker Fly-In scheduled for Saturday at the Gainesville airport.
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