Man, young girl injured in plane crash near Henry County airport

- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash that injured two people Sunday afternoon in Henry County.

It happened off Millers Mill Road near Stockbridge around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 

Henry County Police Captain Joey Smith said a man in his 40s was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital by ambulance.  An 8-year-old girl was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Both suffered serious injuries, but according to officials, they are expected to survive.  Police have not released the victims' names.

The plane took off from Berry Hill Airport just before the crash.

"It did not get airborne until it got well down the runway here, which I thought was a little peculiar and once he got into the air, the engine did not sound right to me," said Steve Seal who watched the plane leave the runway. 

People who frequent the small airport said Sunday they are glad the two victims did not fare worse.

"My prayers are for them, you know.  That's tough," said Gregg Harless. "I hope it'll be a situation where they have an opportunity to go fly again."

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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