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Tuesday July 16th, 2019 12:18AM

82-year-old pilot injured in Elbert County plane crash

By AccessWDUN Staff

An 82-year-old Hartwell man was injured when his small plane went down in a wooded area in Northeast Georgia's Elbert County Thursday afternoon. 

The plane went down just before 2 p.m. near Brewers Bridge Road near the intersection of Kathwood Drive Extension, according to information provided by WSGC Radio in Elberton. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft was a Super Acro Sport 1.

The pilot was identified as Joe Milford Hunt. Hunt was transported from the crash site to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

WSGC reporters said federal officials remained on the scene of the crash late into Thursday evening.

A number of agencies have participated in the several stages of the investigation including the FAA, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, the Elberton Police Department, the Elbert County Fire Department, EMA and EMS. The National Transportation Safety Board will make a determination on the probable cause of the crash. 

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