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Pike couple uninjured in plane crash in northwest Lamar

A Pike County couple was uninjured September 8 after their light plane crashed off South 6th St. Extension in northwest Lamar County. Tim and Amy Walker were returning to their home base at the Griffin Airport at 8500 feet when their Tampico aircraft began to vibrate. ”We came down from 8500 feet real fast,” Amy Walker said. Tim Walker, who has been flying for four years, put the plane down in a brushy area, just short of an open lawn. The plane clipped some trees on the way down and suffered extensive damage but the cockpit remained intact. The Walkers got out of the plane and walked to a nearby residence and rang the doorbell for assistance. The Walkers, who live on Wentworth Way in the Hutcheson Farms development in Pike County, were returning from Eastman where they had visited their twin sons who are in the aviation program at Georgia Aviation and Technical College there. Lamar authorities notified the FAA about the crash which occurred at about 4 p.m. The FAA subsequently reported the plane was registered to R.W. Warren Jr. of J&G Aircraft Sales and Rental of Barnesville.

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