Greenville men killed in GA plane crash - FOX Carolina 21

Greenville men killed in GA plane crash

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WARNER ROBINS, GA (FOX Carolina) -

The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine plane headed to the Greenville Downtown Airport crashed in Georgia on Monday night.

FAA officials said the flight departed from Apalachicola Municipal Airport in Apalachicola, FL, and crashed about one mile northeast of Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins at about 6 p.m.

According to WGXA-TV, 58-year-old Anthony Cabeza and 71-year-old Julius Gilreath, both of Greenville, died in the crash.

Gilreath, known as Gil, and his wife Perry are involved in the Community Foundation of Greenville as local philanthropists. The foundation released the following statement following Gilreath's death:

"The Community Foundation is deeply saddened by the death of Gil Gilreath. We have worked closely with Gil and his wife Perry for many years and they are outstanding and generous people. They have deeply engrained the values to serve and give in their children. I have never met a more joyful giver than Gil and will miss him terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Perry and the entire Gilreath family as they celebrate his life while dealing with this sudden and terrible loss."

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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