Pilot killed in Hall County plane crash near Lake Lanier Islands identified

One person is dead after a plane crashed in Buford near Lake Lanier Islands, Hall County officials confirmed Thursday evening.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft crashed around 5:30 p.m.

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Hall County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed the plane crashed in a parking lot on Lanier Islands Parkway near Pine Cone Drive.

Officials say the victim, Howard Lee Joe, 60, was the only person on board the aircraft.

A viewer sent videos of the downed plane to Channel 2 Action News. In the video, you can see flames coming from the crashed aircraft.


No one on the ground was injured, HCSO officials said.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating.

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