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2 escape serious injury when plane crashes at Boro airport
National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration investigating crash
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Crews clean up at the site of a single-engine plane crash Tuesday at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport. Authorities said the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash. (SCOTT BRYANT/staff)

A single-engine airplane crashed Tuesday at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport. Two occupants got out of the plane before it was consumed by fire, but they escaped serious injury.

Bulloch County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens said the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will be on site today to investigate. As of Tuesday evening, neither the cause of the crash nor the victims’ identities were available.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro firefighters, Georgia State Patrol troopers, Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies and Bulloch County EMS responded to the scene. Statesboro fire Deputy Chief Bobby Duggar said the plane was engulfed in flames upon firefighters’ arrival and was on a grassy area next to the runway.

Airport lineman Mitchell Melton said that as of Tuesday evening, airport authorities did not have further information about the crash.

The Statesboro Herald will follow up on the plane crash when NTSB and FAA reports are made available.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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