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Two Corinth kids die in plane crash

by L.A. Story
Jul 03, 2017 | 6874 views | 3 3 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Four people, including two children from Corinth, have been identified as victims of a fatal plane crash in Murray County, Ga.

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.

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Jim K
July 03, 2017
I will never understand why so many private pilots either ignore or do not check the weather on their flight path.
H Davis
July 06, 2017
I live in Chatsworth, The storm was severe, and sudden. Forecast for 6PM, it hit hard at 4:30 PM I was caught out in it, Worst I've seen in a long time.
Fay Ward
July 03, 2017
Any child who looses his/her life are TOO good for the likes of this world. This is why God allows them to come home to Him.