Gainesville Plane Crash Leaves Three Dead

Gainesville Plane Crash

Three people were killed in a Gainesville plane crash on Friday afternoon, February 26. Chief of the Gainesville fire division Keith Smith said a 911 call about the single-engine plane crash came in just after 6 p.m. from an individual who saw debris from the plane at the roadside.

He said the three victims were the only occupants of the plane. On Saturday, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office disclosed that 44-year-old Dan Delnoce, 45-year-old Courtney Flanders, and 49-year-old Matthew Delnoce were killed.

The Cessna-182 in which they were flying crashed into a ravine about two miles northeast of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

Hall County Fire Service Division Chief Zach Brackett said the plane was destined for Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said the victim’s bodies would undergo autopsies at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.

A part of the plane’s wing ended up in the bedroom of a nearby mobile home. However, the family was having dinner and no one was in the bedroom.

Meanwhile, another family of four adults and a child was displaced after fuel fell on their home. No one in that home was injured.

Brackett said the debris field extended for about a quarter to a half of a mile. Memorial Park Road was closed at Cross Street to facilitate the investigation.

The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched an investigator to the Gainesville plane crash scene and the Federal Aviation Administration will also investigate.

Officials have not given any indication as to what caused the crash. 

If you lost a loved one in an accident that could have been due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia wrongful death attorney can assist you with your case.


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