Michael J. Collins dies in plane crash in Union County, Georgia

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Michael J. Collins Death – Obituary : 71-year-old Michael J. Collins, of Islamorada, Florida has died in a fatal plane crash that happened around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in northeast Georgia.

According to North Georgia News, Collins died when the plane he was piloting went down in heavy fog and crashed on the shores of Lake Nottely in Union County.

Report from Union County Sheriff’s Office has it that, Collins departed Florida to Blairsville Municipal Airport a day before the crash occurred. The crash occurred shortly after takeoff, approximately two miles north of the airport.

One of the witnesses to the crash said, “he heard the plane’s engine sputtering before the it crashed less than twenty minutes after takeoff” 

Investigation into the crash is ongoing by the National Transportation Safety Board.