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Investigations continue on Sumter plane crash

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May 5, 2008

Sumter County -- Federal agents say it will be months before they know what caused a plane crash that killed three men in Sumter County.

The men were killed Saturday when their small plane crashed during take off at Souther Field in Americus.

42-year-old Robert Brian King was the pilot. And 42-year-old Manley Darryl Garrison and 28-year-old Ryan Jones were passengers.

Investigators from the FAA and NTSB have moved the plane's wreckage to a salvage yard in Griffin where it will be examined.

Witnesses say that the 1948 Beech A-35 took off on the runway, went up about 50 feet into the air, and banked to the left crashing next to the taxiway.

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