August 18, 2006
Darlington, SC -- A South Georgia car dealer and an employee were killed Friday morning when a small plane they were traveling in crashed in Darlington County.
Cordele General Motors dealer Charles Hurt and an employee flew Hurt's private plane to South Carolina on business.
According to the FAA, the plane, a Piper Cherokee Lance, a single-engine plane, tail #N31911, went down Friday morning in a field near the Darlington Airport.
The Darlington County, SC Coroner identified the dead as, the pilot, 61-year-old William C. Hurt, and passenger, 72-year-old George W. White, both of Cordele.
They took off from Cordele about seven this morning on their way to an auto auction in Darlington, South Carolina.
Hurt was described as "Just a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his kids and grandkids and he loved his community," by Chamber of Commerce President Monica Simmon.
Charles Hurt was a member of the Crisp County Development Authority and a former member of the Crisp County Airport Board and the Chamber of Commerce board.
The coroner says that it looked like Hurt was trying to make an emergency landing, and the plane clipped some trees and crashed.
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