Four people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed at an airport in Georgia, officials said.
The pilot and three of the four passengers of the Cessna 182A died when the plane, which was in possession of the. War, according to data from Randy Love crashed in Emanuel County Municipal about 70 miles south of Augusta, was Deputy Coroner for Emanuel County.
The surviving passenger was flown to a trauma center, Love said. All passengers carried parachutes that were not in use, he said.
The Jumping Place Skydiving Center posted a statement on its Facebook page complaining about the crash.
"Today we have suffered a tremendous loss," reads the statement. "… We have lost loved ones, please respect your loved ones … We have lost all parts of our family."
The Federal Aviation Authority said the plane had crashed at around 2pm shortly after takeoff. The agency said it will investigate the accident and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the "likely cause of the accident".