One man has died and two others have been injured following the crash of a small plane near Lake Lanier on Saturday afternoon.
According to Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department, the single-engine aircraft went down on Browns Bridge Road at Waldrip Circle.
According to a press release from Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the crash at 5:12 p.m. and found the aircraft down an embankment to the north side of Browns Bridge Road. A wing was found to the south side.
Shivers said that the aircraft contained three male passengers; one was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in stable condition.
The aircraft also struck a sedan traveling west on Browns Bridge Road in the trunk area, but neither of the vehicle’s two occupants — a male and a female — were injured, according to the press release.
Shivers also said that a fuel fire was started by the crash but was quickly extinguished.
Shivers said that both eastbound and westbound traffic on Browns Bridge Road is diverted with detours and is moving slowly.
The National Transportation Safety Board is on scene and investigating the crash.
FCN will be updating this story as information becomes available.
Brian Paglia contributed to this report.