GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators have identified the pilot killed in Saturday's plane crash that happened on Saint Simons Island.
Roger Crane, 80, from Bluffton, SC, died after the Cessna 182 airplane he was flying crashed off Lawrence Road on the north end of Saint Simons Island, according to the Glynn County Police Department.
Glynn County Fire and police responded to the scene at around 9:25 a.m. When they arrived they saw a heavy fire off Sinclair Plantation Road. Once the fire was extinguished, authorities were able to determine that a plane crash occurred.
Before the crash, police say the plane departed Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and was en route to the McKinnon-Saint Simons Island Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration reported that four people were on board at the time of the crash, but police say Crane was the only person on the plane, though the plane is designed to carry four people.
Investigators from the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.