Pilot, student in critical condition after east Bibb plane crash | News
A flight instructor and student were critically injured when a plane they were in crashed in at Macon Downtown Airport at around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Flight instructor Dr. Guy Foulkes, 55, and student Kelly Hague, 49, are in critical condition at the hospital after the single engine plane crashed, according to a sheriff's office news release.
The two were doing "touch and go" drills when they were caught in a sudden wind change, Bibb County sheriff spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe says. They were about 100 feet off the ground.
Firefighters pulled them from the plane.
Foulkes is a certified airline transport pilot and flight instructor, according to Ortho Georgia's website, where he's listed as a physician who specializes in "musculoskeletal and neurovascular problems of the hand, forearm and elbow."
The airport, also known as Herbert Smart Downtown Airport, was owned by the city of Macon before it merged with Bibb County. It's located in east Bibb County off Ocmulgee East Boulevard.