Investigators today are examining the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed near Asheville while en route from Georgia, killing the three men on board.
Kathleen Bergen of the Federal Aviation Administration says air traffic control lost contact with the Cessna 182 about a mile and a half from Asheville Regional Airport.
Officials at W-H Bud Barron Airport in Dublin, Georgia, say those killed were James V. Hilburn, Jefferson I. Davis the Third and James Rodney Connell.
Jerry Pitts, co-owner of a car dealership, says the three men were flying to North Carolina to pick up a car Hilburn was buying for his wife. Pitts says Connell was to drive the car back to Georgia while Hilburn and Davis flew home.