Three People Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Georgia

A single-engine plane crashed after taking off from Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Ga., on Friday. (Credit…Scott Rogers/The Gainesville Times)

A small plane crashed in Gainesville, Georgia Friday afternoon, killing three.

Gainesville fire division chief Keith Smith told reporters the fire department responded to a 911 call made shortly after 6 p.m. from a passerby who noticed debris from the plane on the side of the road.

The victims were identified as Dan Delnoce, 44, of Gainesville, Courtney Flanders, 45, of Gainesville, and Matthew Delnoce, 39, of Ohio, Hall County Sheriff’s Office said.

The bodies have been transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for autopsy.

The plane was reportedly heading to Daytona Beach, Florida, when it crashed into a wooded area near several homes in Gainesville.

“Memorial Park Road closed at Cross Street for a single engine plane crash. Please use alternate routes,” the Gainesville Police Department wrote on Facebook Friday evening.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Rosa Sanchez and Marlene Lenthang

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