WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a pilot suffered minor injuries when his plane crashed into a field in Washington County Tuesday morning.
Washington County Sheriff Thomas H. Smith issued the following release:
“At approximately 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a dispatch call that a small plane had crashed into a field off of Roberson Bridge Road in Bartow, Georgia. The plane was a 2012 RV7 Experimental Home Built plane, piloted by David Lee Malmin of Cumming, Georgia. Mr. Malmin was flying from Swainsboro to Atlanta when he experienced mechanical issues with the engine, causing him to seek a safe landing area. Mr. Malmin, the only occupant on the plane, was checked out by medical personnel and only suffered minor injuries. The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.”
Sheriff Thomas H. Smith thanks the FAA, Sandersville Fire Department, Riddleville Fire Department, Georgia State Patrol, and Washington County Emergency Medical Services for their prompt response, cooperation, and assistance in this matter.