Plane Crash Covington Georgia

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PackRat's Comment
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A small aircraft has apparently crashed into a General Mills DC near Covington, GA this evening.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Looks like a Cessna 182 Skylane with a suspicious flight path. Six tractor trailers were damaged in the impact. Way too early to guess what caused the accident. May Stuart Hamilton R.I.P.

PJ's Comment
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Is that the one in social circle ga?? It’s just a few miles from covington.

PackRat's Comment
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Is that the one in social circle ga?? It’s just a few miles from covington.

This place is on Industrial Blvd in Covington.

PackRat's Comment
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CM59's Comment
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Wild. I’ve been to that General Mills. The smell of fresh corn flakes is out of this world.

My paternal side had thousands of acres in rural Covington since before the Civil War. Not nearly as much now but Covington means a lot to me

Jamy F.'s Comment
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Any news about this? why did the plane crash?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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PackRat’s photo is amazing to see.

Is it General Mills that makes Crispy Critters cereal? Seeing that fire made me think about that.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Any news about this? why did the plane crash?

A full NTSB investigation could take a year or more to find out for sure. A Cessna doesn't usually have black boxes on board. If the pilot had time to declare an emergency that would be the best clue. Declaring a flight emergency notifies the air traffic controller that you're in trouble and lets you cut to the front of the line for making a landing. It's a big deal and there are FAA reports involved so many pilots hesitate and try to bail themselves out first. I know a pilot who lost an engine and didn't declare an emergency. He crashed! There's a lot more paperwork involved in a crash than in declaring an emergency.

Information is incomplete and contradictory at this point. I found an eyewitness account:

“Suddenly the plane veered to the right, and immediately came straight down and crashed into the lot behind us,” Malcom said.

The pilot wasn't able to control the airplane. This could be because there was a problem with the flight controls or the pilot was experiencing a medical emergency. Flight controls should be thoroughly gone over in the pre-flight inspection. Just like a pre-trip inspection not everyone does it and not everyone who does it does it correctly.

Some reports are saying it was a multi-engine plane. If the right engine went out the left engine would produce enough thrust to force the plane into a hard right turn but a pilot with a multi-engine rating should know how to correct for that. Searchers have located two bodies so far. It could be a student who was working on their multi-engine rating and their instructor. The student could have panicked and put the airplane in a state their instructor couldn't recover from.

Way too early to say for sure at this point.

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Auggie69's Comment
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A small aircraft has apparently crashed into a General Mills DC near Covington, GA this evening.

Ok, this is getting a bit weird.

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