A plane crash on Red Oak Road near Chula has claimed the life of one unidentified person, according to David Haire, Public Information officer for the Tift County Sheriff's Office.
According to Haire, a small, one-engine plane went down in a field on the dirt road portion of Red Oak Road, and although one person has been confirmed dead, it is unclear whether there was anyone else on the plane. Small planes such as this one, Haire said, are not required to file a flight plan, so it is at present unknown where the plane was headed and just who was aboard.
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. Investigators with the Tift County Sheriff's Office are on the scene, along with Tift County firefighters, and the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted to investigate as well.
We will bring you more details as they become available.
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