Crash kills 8 at Carrollton
An Atlantic Southeast Airlines Embraer EMB-120RT enroute from Atlanta to Gulfport, Mississippi, crashed in Carrollton killing 8 and seriously injuring 14 while attempting to land at West Georgia Regional Airport. Flight 529 was climbing through 18,000 feet when the left propeller separated, causing reduced directional control. The pilot was forced to land the plane immediately. During the landing the plane hit some trees and crashed, catching on fire. Two people, including the pilot, died on the scene. A third, who was rushed to Chattanooga's Erlanger Hospital, died later.