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Small plane crash claims the life of an Acworth man

September 13, 2020–5:46 p.m.


A small plane that went missing during a flight from Georgia to Tupelo, Mississippi was found Saturday morning in a wooded area in Etowah County, Alabama.

According to reports, the plane left from Calhoun on Thursday and disappeared from radar near the New Union and Egypt Community in Alabama.

The Etowah County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office says the missing plane was located in the Aurora area, which is southwest of Sardis City and Boaz.

The pilot, identified as 76-year old William “Bill” Elliot McClain, of Acworth, was found deceased inside the plane.

The investigation into the cause of the crash and removal of the aircraft will be combined, continued efforts of the FAA and the NTSB.