ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The victims of the fatal plane crash on Saturday have now been identified. Albany first responders reported to the aircraft crash on the 3900 block of Newton Road.
48-year-old Kevin Coalson, 40-year-old Britt Knight, and 30-year-old Brittany Kerfoot were all on board. Coalson was a retired state trooper, who flew helicopters with the state patrol. Knight was a father of two young children. Kerfoot was a second grade teacher at Lake Park Elementary in Albany. All of them died in the crash.
The aircraft was on fire after it made impact with the ground. It had crashed shortly after taking off at about 2:45 p.m.
EMS, firefighters, and police all responded to the scene. Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials also responded.
The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport was closed until 7 a.m. Sunday morning, with the crash site blocked off by the FAA and NTSB.
All thoughts and prayers go out to the victims' families after this tragic incident.