By FOX 5 Atlanta Digital Team

HALL COUNTY, Ga. – The pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed inside Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Hall County died Thursday afternoon. 

It happened around 5:15 p.m. in a parking lot along Lanier Islands Parkway near Pine Cone Drive.

Howard Lee Joe, 60, of Dunwoody, was aboard the Beechcraft Bonanza, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

The plane had taken off about 15 minutes earlier from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, according to

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be investigating the crash.