ELBERTON, GEORGIA (FOX Carolina) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced late Thursday afternoon that they’re investigating a small plane crash in Georgia.
According to the FAA, a Super Acro Sport 1 aircraft crashed into trees north of Brewers Bridge Road just outside of Elberton, Georgia.
The crash was reported around 2:40 p.m.
The pilot was the only person on board. Their name has yet to be released, but authorities on scene confirmed the pilot was injured and taken to a hospital in Athens, GA. However, they did not say how badly injured the pilot was.
Elbert County Emergency Management says the pilot, from Hartwell, bought the plane a few weeks ago and picked it up Thursday from a company in Saluda, SC.
The FAA said they’ll release the aircraft registration when possible.
An investigation is underway by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the probable cause of the crash.