Holbrook woman dies in Georgia plane crash

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A young woman from Holbrook was identified as one of two people killed Tuesday when a small, twin-engine plane crashed in the Atlanta area.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said Brittany McAuley, 23, was killed along with the pilot, Peter J. Mallen, 67, of Atlanta.

He was identified in several media reports as chief executive of Mallen Industries in Norcross, Ga.

McAuley, a former Emory University student, was killed when the Raytheon 390 Premier I plane crashed in northwest Atlanta.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the plane was owned by a Norcross, Ga.-based textile company and was en route to New Orleans from the Fulton County airport.

FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac said the plane crashed about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, and the FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Medical examiner's officials said both victims died of blunt force injuries.

McAuley's relatives could not be reached for comment.

A LinkedIn.com profile of a woman with the same name said McAuley graduated from Islip High School and had served as a summer professional associate at Chartis.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's website, ajc.com, reported that McAuley had been an intern at Chartis Inc., the former property and casualty division of AIG, in 2011.

The website cited a news release from Chartis saying she was one of 67 interns who helped design a social media strategy for the unit.

With AP

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