Putnam County plane crash kills 5

A Piper 31T twin engine turbo prop aircraft crashed in a densely wooded area off Tanyard Road near Eatonton Friday.

Five people died in the crash. The Putnam County Sheriff’s office has identified the deceased as 67-year-old Larry Ray Pruitt of Morriston, Florida, his daughter, 43-year-old Jody Rae Lamont, her husband 41-year-old Shawn Charles Lamont and their two children 6-year-olds Jayce and Alice Lamont.

According to Putnam County Sheriff Howard R. Sills, the family was flying from Florida to Indiana to attend a funeral.


The fire has been extinguished and remains of the dead have been recovered.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be on scene to conduct its investigation tomorrow morning.



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