|| Plane clips high power line;
crash kills 70 year old Florida barbecue competitor
A 70-year old Florida man died last Saturday afternoon in a remote area of North Paulding when his Piper single-engine airplane clipped high power lines leading from Plant Bowen and crashed into an embankment, Paulding's Sheriff's office confirms.
According to deputies, Paulding's 911 center was notified by Georgia Power that their sensors reported damage to a high power line and a PCSO deputy was dispatched to look around. Once the damage to the power line was identified, the Deputy noticed nothing else obviously wrong. Later a subcontractor for Georgia Power was patrolling the area looking for the cause of the damage and discovered the small airplane in a ditch.
The man was identified as Paul Lewis Deep, 70, of Middleburg, Florida. His reason for being in the Paulding area was he had planned to make a surprise visit to a grandson. He had left his home near Jacksonville Fl earlier Saturday morning. A story about the accident appears on the channel 47 Jacksonville TV station.
Here is the release of the PCSO
(Paulding County, GA) On Saturday October 13, 2018 at approximately 3:42 PM
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Plane clips high power line; crash kills 70 year old Florida barbecue competitor
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Posted 15 October 2018 - 04:44 PM
Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:27 AM
Since the crash site is lined up with the Cartersville runway, I'm wondering if he was attempting to land there and that's why he was so low or was headed west and high ground surprised him. I bought a flight simulator program a couple of months ago and have been flying out of the Cartersville airport on it. The high ground between Cartersville airport and Dallas has surprised me a few times and I found myself about to fly into the trees.
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