Two men, believed to be South Carolina residents, were flying in a Piper PA-32 when it crashed about one mile from the Robins Air Force Base at 6:05pm. The crash site is in a low-visibility area with rough terrain, about 500 yards off of Georgia Highway 247. These conditions may have caused the crash.
The muddy ground, mosquitoes, snakes and dense forest caused a delay in responders’ efforts to reach the men, and a bulldozer had to be called to clear the path to the site and recover the bodies.
A variety of different things can cause a plane to crash- from low visibility to engine failure, and the actual cause for the crash is still under investigation.