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Pilot lost sight of airport before crashing

September 12, 2006

South Carolina - A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board shows a missed approach may have led to a crash that killed two South Georgia men. 61-year-old Charles Hurt, the pilot, and 72-year-old George White of Cordele were both killed in the August 18th crash.

They were traveling to an auto auction in Darlington, South Carolina. Hurt owned Hurt Motor Company of Cordele. White was a good friend who went along to drive a car back from the auction. Hurt was making an instrument approach to the airport and apparently missed the runway. When he circled back to make another attempt to land, his plane hit some trees and crashed.

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