As the world waits today for answers to the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, take a look back at some times when Canton has had unfortunate experiences with plane crashes over the last few decades:
October 15, 1971
The two inside the plane were killed when the Cessna few into an obscured mountain slope near Waleska on their way to Chattanooga.
June 24, 1984
In the early morning hours, a small plane broke up over the skies between Canton and Ball Ground, leaving behind wreckage along a mile-long path and all five people aboard dead. Read more about the event from the Canton Rewind full post
December 5, 1995
In heavy fog at night, a pilot and his passenger were killed when their plane from Jekyll Island crashed in an attempted landing in Canton. After hitting the tops of trees, the plane crashed and went up in flames.
May 23, 2002
On a passenger’s introductory flight lesson, he along with the instructor and one other were killed when their plane lost engine control on their flight from Pickens County. They crashed near Ball Ground.
April 10, 2003
The pilot of the small plane died on his way from Rome, Georgia, to Canton when he crashed into the side of Bear Mountain between Canton and Waleska.
January 4, 2014
On its way to Cobb County from Hartwell, Georgia, a plane lost engine power and force landed in a field off Wyatt Road in Canton. Although the plane was heavily damaged, the two people on board weren’t injured.