National Transportation Safety Board
Three people were fatally injured Saturday when a small plane crashed at an airport in west Georgia.
Federal authorities investigating an airplane crash that killed two people say the pilot contacted an air traffic controller immediately after taking off from an airport near Atlanta, asking to return to the airport.
Authorities investigating a deadly air crash say the small plane had descended from its cruising altitude before radar and radio contact was lost.
An engine on an Atlanta-bound Spirit Airlines jet where passengers said they heard an explosion and saw flames sustained an especially serious type of failure, a National Transportation Safety Board official said.
Funeral services are set for the pilot who was flying a UPS cargo jet when it crashed in Birmingham last week.