ALBANY, Ga., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A pilot was killed when his cargo plane crashed in rough weather in Mitchell County, Ga., the FAA reported.
The propeller-driven Fairchild SA-227 plane piloted by Lance McCaw, 39, of Panama City, Fla., was carrying packages from Panama City to Albany, Ga., when it crashed in a field Monday evening.
McCaw, a pilot for cargo carrier Key Lime Air, was alone in the plane and flying a regularly scheduled route, delivering UPS packages.
The aircraft descended from 7,500 feet to 3,000 feet as it approached the Albany airport, when all flight data was lost, officials said. Heavy rain was reported in the area at the time of the crash.
The National transportation Safety Board is investigating.