The sheriff said the plane hit a tree when it came down.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia woman was killed in the crash of a small plane in Alabama over the weekend.
Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown identified the victim as 27-year-old Stefanie Fasselin of Peachtree City, Georgia.
Brown said her father was piloting the plane when it crashed Saturday night in the Jacksonville, Alabama, area. Al.com reports that his name and condition were not immediately released.
11Alive was able to confirm that Fasselin was a Delta Airlines employee responsible for communications and engagement at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
In a statement, the airline said, “The Delta family is heartbroken to hear of the passing of one of its own. Stefanie was a rising star and an integral part of our team at the Atlanta airport, managing communications and employee engagement. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our deepest condolences are with her father and husband, who are also members of the Delta family, as well as all of her loved ones during this difficult time.”
According to Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade, he was notified at 8:30 p.m. that the single-engine plane had developed engine problems and crashed. The sheriff said the plane hit a tree when it came down.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen identified the plane as a Beech BE-35.
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