Plane Crashes in North Georgia, Kills 1

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DALTON, Ga. (AP) - A single-engine plane crashed in north Georgia Monday, killing the only person on board.

A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the Lanceair plane was headed from Dekalb, Illinois, to Brooksville, Florida, when the pilot contacted Dalton Municipal Airport reporting engine problems at about 12:30 pm.

Kevin Day, shift supervisor for the Whitfield County nine-one-one center, says the plane crashed about 20 minutes after the distress call at the intersection of Georgia highways 52 and 286, about five miles east of Dalton. He says no one on the ground was injured.

Kathleen Bergen of the F-A-A says the plane is registered to Scott Carlson of Sycamore, Illinois, but she does not know if he was piloting the aircraft. The name of the pilot is not being released pending notification of family.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are

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