Police: Pilot dies in Monroe plane crash

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Police in Monroe, Georgia said the pilot whose plane crashed near the airport Tuesday afternoon has died.

It happened near the Monroe- Walton County Airport at around 5:27 p.m. According to the Monroe police chief, the pilot had been working on the single-engine plane and had just done a test flight when it crashed during an attempted landed.

Rescue crews rushed the pilot to Piedmont Walton Hospital, trying to revive him on the way, but police said he was dead upon arrival.

The name of the pilot has not been released at this time our of respect of family members.

Monroe- Walton County Airport is a public-use airport located about 35 miles east of Atlanta.

The crash remains under investigation.