Pilot killed in small plane crash near airport in Athens

Helicopter crash
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Published: May. 11, 2022 at 8:21 PM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 10:07 PM EDT
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ATHENS, Ga. (CBS46) - Athens Police are assisting Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services with a fatal plane crash near Athens-Ben Epps Airport.

The FAA released the following statement regarding the incident:

Athens-Clarke County Fire and EMS confirm the pilot died.

This is a developing story. CBS46 is at the scene working to get more information and we will provide updates as soon as they become available.