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Gwinnett Plane Crash Kills Pilot
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LAWRENCEVILLE- Firefighters responded to a small aircraft down at Briscoe Field in Gwinnett County on Saturday.

Units arriving found a single-engine private plane had crashed at the intersection of Hosea Road and Industrial Park Drive in Lawrenceville.

The only occupant of the plane, the pilot, was transported to Gwinnett Medical and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The victim has been identified as Timothy Blake, 50, of Gainesville, GA.

Witnesses said the plane's engine sputtered shortly after takeoff and the plane banked left, crashed into a ditch and ended on top of a chain-link fence.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

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