A Florida—based Navy plane crashed in the north Georgia woods on Monday, killing three crew members, and authorities were looking for a fourth person believed to be aboard, officials said.
Naval Air Station Pensacola spokesman Harry White said authorities have not confirmed whether the pilot was among those killed when a T—39N went down at around 4:26 p.m. No one on the ground was injured, he said.
The plane was part of Training Air Wing 6, which conducts routine cross—country missions through Fannin County, where it crashed, about two hours north of Atlanta, on the edge of the North Carolina and Tennessee borders, White said.
Authorities don’t know what caused the plane to go down and are putting together an investigative team, White said. He did not release the victims’ names and said he didn’t know where the plane had orginated.
The crash also caused a brush fire.