Plane crash

A photo of the crash scene courtesy the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

UPDATE (5:45 p.m.)

A twin-engine plane crashed in Putnam County shortly before 3 p.m. Friday near Tanyard Road, located off Ga. Route 44. Deputies and emergency personnel cordoned off the roadway as emergency vehicles were en route to the crash site. Debris was seen in a nearby hayfield at New Pheonix Road near Brooks Automotives.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Tracy Carter, a Milledgeville resident, was at Small Engine Motor Chainsaw Repair getting a mower repaired when he saw a plane circling the area and catch fire. Parts of the plane flew off and landed in the nearby field. He said he heard a loud boom like he’d never heard before in his life. 

He said he heard thunder just before the crash.

No further details were available Friday afternoon as the victims’ next of kin were still being notified. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills confirmed that there were no survivors.

UPDATE (4:40 p.m.)

Shortly before 3 p.m., Tracy Carter, a Milledgeville resident, was at Small Engine Motor Chainsaw Repair getting a mower fixed when he saw a plane circling the area and catch fire.

Parts of the plane flew off and landed in the nearby field. He said he heard a loud boom like he’d never seen or heard before in his life. 

He said he heard thunder just before the crash. 

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.)

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills has confirmed that a small plane crashed Friday afternoon in Putnam County.

The plane crashed off Tanyard Road, located off of Ga. Route 44.

Deputies have cordoned off the entire road as emergency vehicles are still en route to the crash site.

Debris can be see in a nearby hayfield at New Pheonix Road near Brooks Automotives.

Sills said there are no survivors.

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