2 Dead in Small Plane Crashes in Henry County, GA

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two people died when a small plane crashed near an airport in Henry County.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane crashed Tuesday in an area near Tara Field. She said local authorities have confirmed that two people are dead. Bergen said there were no reported injuries on the ground.

She said the DH-6 plane was hanging upside down in a tree.

WSB Radio and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the aircraft was used for skydiving, and was at Tara Field for maintenance.

Workers told WSB the plane was on a routine test flight when it crashed within seconds after taking off.

The plane is registered to Desert Sand Aircraft Leasing in Nevada. The company did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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