5 family members en route to funeral, including 2 kids, killed in Georgia plane crash

5 family members en route to funeral, including 2 kids, killed in Georgia plane crash

The plane went down about 3:15 p.m. near Tanyard Road just north of Eatonton, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told AJC.com. Emergency crews extinguished the flames but found no survivors aboard. The family of five included two young siblings, ages 4 and 6. The pilot and owner of the plane was identified as Larry Ray Pruitt, 67, of Morriston, Florida, authorities said. Also killed in the crash were Shawn Charles Lamont, 41, and his wife, Jody Rae Lamont, 43, both of Gainesville, Florida. The couple’s young children, 6-year-old Jayce and 4-year-old Alice, were also on board. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the twin-engine Piper PA-31T took off from Williston, Florida, and was flying to Indiana. Sills said the family was headed to a funeral in Newcastle. The FAA is investigating the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board has also been notified, authorities said. — Please return to AJC.com for updates Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers. Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism. Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now. Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now. With the largest team in the state, the AJC reports what’s really going on with your tax dollars and your elected officials. Subscribe today. Visit ...
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