Plane Crash in Peachtree City Injures Pilot

Monday, June 30, 2014
By George Hatcher

PiperA Piper Sport aircraft crashed at the north end of Atlanta Regional Airport, located in Peachtree City of Fayette County, Georgia, at 9:18 a.m. on June 29.

According to a spokesperson of the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft went down at the end of the runway 31, shortly after it took off.

According to Lt. Mark Brown of the Peachtree City Police, pilot John Ritchey, 64, of Fayetteville, was seriously injured and was taken by med-evac helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center.

The FAA has launched investigation into the crash.

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