An Associated Press story reported that brother and sister, Austin Day, 10, and Kinsley Wilson, 10, both of Corinth, were killed when the plane crashed Saturday afternoon.
Also killed in the crash was the pilot, Dexter Lee Gresham, 55, of Etowah, Tenn., and his wife, Mary Jo Yarbrough, 61, of Etowah, Tenn., who was the children’s grandmother.
Murray County Sheriff Gary Langford told local news media that the plane crashed Saturday afternoon in the area of Chatsworth, Georgia, about 90 miles northwest of Atlanta.
A formal statement from the Federal Aviation Administration said the Piper PA-23 went down around 4:44 p.m. Saturday in Murray County, Ga., near the Tennessee border. The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will determine the cause of the accident.
Funeral arrangements for Austin Day and Kinsley Wilson are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.