Man killed after plane crashes in Telfair County

TELFAIR COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man was killed after his plane crashed on a private runway off Highway 117 in Telfair County Wednesday morning.

44-year-old John Kyle Barron took off in his plane around 6:15 a.m. and crashed moments after going airborne, according to Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson. Barron died on impact. Steverson said there was heavy fog at the time of takeoff, which might have contributed to the crash.

Steverson says Barron was a student-pilot who was working on getting his pilot’s license. He had his own private plane and runway. There were no other passengers or injuries.

The crash is under investigation.

Categories: Local News, Telfair County

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