Forsyth County fire fighters spray Class-B, a foam that suppresses vapors emitted from flammable liquids, on the crashed plane.
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February 11, 2008 Officials said high winds may have caused a single-engine plane to crash while landing at Mathis Airport in southeast Forsyth County at 1 p.m. Feb. 10.
No one was hurt in the accident, though the plane sustained heavy damage and spilled a large amount of fuel.
The five-person plane was a 2001 Maule M-7 registered to Intown Residential Development of Alpharetta LLC, according to Kathleen Bergen of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Its pilot's name has not been released by the Forsyth County Fire Department or the FAA.
When fire fighters arrived they found the plane lying against a hangar adjacent to the runway, leaking fuel from the left wing, said Jason Shivers, Forsyth County fire inspector general. The pilot was out of the plane.
After being sure that there were no injuries from the aircraft or on the ground, fire fighters sprayed fire retardant foam around the unstable aircraft, which was leaking fuel.
Bergen said the crash is still under investigation by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.