Small plane crashes in west Georgia; 2 dead

TALLAPOOSA, Ga. (AP) - Two people have been killed in a plane crash in west Georgia.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Cessna 177 crashed Saturday around 1:40 p.m. west of Tallapoosa near the Alabama state line. The crash happened close to Georgia Highway 78.

Bergen said three people were aboard the plane. Two people were killed and a third person suffered serious injuries, possibly burns.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of the victims. The circumstances of the crash were not immediately clear.

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