Small plane crashes into Centre home, pilot dies

CENTRE, Ala. (AP) -Cherokee County EMA director Beverly Daniel said Harley McGatha died early Sunday morning.

His plane crashed into a home near the Centre Municipal Airport
after it clipped a corner of the structure when taking off Saturday

A family was inside the house but none of the occupants were

McGatha was seriously injured and was taken to UAB Hospital's
burn unit.

Daniel said McGatha, president of Harley McGatha Construction,
kept his plane at the Centre airport and was a "very experienced

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