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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA are investigating the crash of a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Jackson, Georgia, on Monday night. 

Three people were on board the 1936 Electra Junior when it crashed during an attempt to land at Seven Lakes Airport (62GA) around 8.p.m. EDT, the FAA said. They were airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta for treatment of their injuries.

The accident marks the second crash of a Lockheed 12A in as many days after an accident near Chino Airport in California killed two Saturday.

According to FlightAware.com, the aircraft took off from 62GA at 7:30 p.m. The aircraft appeared to have flown a teardrop pattern before ending at 7:48 p.m. 

Seven Lakes Airport is privately owned with one runway, aligned 18/36 and measuring 2,930 by 130 feet, according to Airnav.com.

[Screenshot: FlightAware]

According to the Butts County Sheriff’s Office, the aircraft went off the left side of the runway.

Photographs posted by the law enforcement agency showed the silver airplane with its flaps and landing gear down and the nose crumpled. 

After the aircraft went off the runway, it “center punched a tree,” Butts County Fire and Emergency Services Chief Wesley Johnston told FLYING. Johnston says the three men on board were conscious when emergency personnel arrived and began their extrication.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they found that the aircraft was leaking fuel, so they doused it with fire retardant foam and water. Emergency personnel remained on the scene overnight to make sure there was no fire.

Officials have not released the names of those on board the aircraft. One person, however, was identified by family as Dan Gryder, a retired Delta Air Lines pilot and YouTube personality who investigates aircraft accidents. In a social media post thanking first responders for their quick action, Gryder’s adult son Dylan verified that his father was on board the aircraft.

This is a developing story.

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