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Investigators: Not clear what caused plane crash
Investigators: Not clear what caused plane crash

SENOIA, Ga. -- Federal investigators say it could be a year before they learn what caused a plane to crash shortly after taking off from Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

The Cessna 150, carrying two men, was trying to make an emergency landing in a wooded area off Hwy 85 near the Fayette-Coweta County line shortly after taking off.

The two men -- pilot Albert Edward Ensell and passenger Charles Kephart, both 57 -- died as a result of the crash.

Federal crash investigators returned to the scene in Coweta County shortly before noon on Sunday.

"We're still early in the investigation, we don't want to speculate on what they were doing," said Luke Schiada, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.

Mark Harrington has plenty of questions himself. He was hunting in those woods on Saturday less than 100 feet from the crash site and he didn't see anything.

"I just hate that I missed it. One o'clock, you don't know if I could have helped somebody or not," said Harrington, who admitted it was weighing on his conscience all night.

It wasn't until around 8 p.m. Saturday that the wreckage was finally found. Authorities on scene told us they used nearby cell towers to ping the men's phones to find them.

But by then it was too late.

"When I found out last night I wanted to know, how did I miss it? Was it visible from the road?," Harrington said.

Ironically, Harrington told us he tried to fly into Peacthree City early Saturday morning, around the same time the two men took off. He was he was worried about visibility, so he landed later in the morning.

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