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Lawrence Youhanaian, 74, and Kelly Chandler, 50, dead after small plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Georgia

Modified Date: 
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 8:30am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014

1 killed, 1 injured in Gainesville plane crash

One person is dead and one person is injured after a plane crashed in Gainesville on Thursday morning.

1 killed as plane crashes at Lee Gilmer Airport

“The point of impact appears to be the power lines,” Britte said. “It landed on the roadway before the barbed wire fence.”

One person dead, second person injured in Gainesville plane crash

One eye-witness, who lives in Gainesville and asked not to be identified, says she watched the plane go down. "I just saw it start (moving) side-to-side, and then the next thing I know I see a big ball of smoke," she said.

Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

The name of the individual killed in the crash has not been released as officials have not yet notified his family, though local authorities believe the victim was a local resident.

Pilot identified in fatal Ga. small plane crash

 Federal officials are investigating.

Passenger in Oct. plane crash dies after hospitalization

The passenger in an Oct. 16 plane crash just outside of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport died Monday night, according to multiple sources.

Flight instructor involved in October plane crash dies

"Kelly touched each one of us in a way that only he could, and he made us all better," reads a statement on Lanier Flight Center's Facebook page.

Man in plane crash fondly remembered

Chandler’s ubiquitous presence at Lanier Flight Center left indelible impressions for Gainesville residents learning to fly. “He was always in the air and always on the radio,” said Experimental Aircraft Association Gainesville chapter Vice President Shane Crider.

Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

On Saturday, Kelly Chandler’s widow Jackie announced the Kelly Chandler Wings Scholarship to help pay for those looking to learn how to fly.

A small plane has crashed not far from Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, in Gainesville, Georgia, killing Lawrence Youhanaian, 74,  and injuring Kelly Chandler, 50, who is a flight instructor at Lanier Flight Center. Investigators are as of yet uncertain if the plane was taking off or landing. Engine trouble is suspected as the plane hit power lines before crashing and catching fire upon impact.

People Involved: 
Lawrence Youhanaian
Kelly Chandler

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