LAGRANGE, Ga. -- Authorities say three people are dead after a small plane crashed at an airport in west Georgia.
LaGrange Fire Department Lt. Chris Taylor said two occupants of the plane died on the scene and one died later at a hospital in Columbus. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Kathleen Bergen said the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron aircraft crashed at LaGrange-Callaway Airport in LaGrange around 2:20 p.m. She three people were aboard, and local officials would release their identities.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what caused the crash.
A photo from the LaGrange Daily News shows the airplane intact, with its badly-damaged nose in the ground and its fuselage and tail section in the air.
LaGrange is about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta.