Survivors of a plane crash in Bartow County were being treated at hospitals in Atlanta and Rome with serious injuries on Wednesday, according to Euharlee Police Chief Lee New.
The injuries, while serious, did not appear to be life threatening, New said.
The police chief did not know the identity of the pilot or passenger but said they were both Hispanic males.
Calls from the Rome News-Tribune to the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration, which are both investigating the crash, were not returned Wednesday. According to New:
The small single-engine, two-seater aircraft was en route from a location in South Carolina to Houston, Texas, when it crashed in front of a home at 99 Milam Bridge Road in Euharlee around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday.
The plane was registered to Project Management Group, a construction management firm based in Houston. Calls to PMG in Texas were not returned either.
The pilot was flown by helicopter to Grady Hospital while the passenger was brought by ambulance to Floyd Medical Center.
When the plane came down it clipped a utility pole, which spun the aircraft and caused it to fall to the ground, crashing onto its wing.
New said fuel was leaking at the scene, so it did not appear the plane had run out of fuel.