John Dewberry talks about walking away from Macon plane crash

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MACON, Ga. -- John Dewberry talks to 11Alive's Jeff Hullinger for the first time since his plane went down in Macon.  

One of Atlanta's most prominent businessmen and former Georgia Tech quarterback was involved in a small plane crash Tuesday morning in Macon.

47-year-old Dewberry was on the Beech Jet 400 Twin Engine plane that crashed at Macon's Herbert Smart Airport.

He was not seriously injured.

Airport official Matthew Singletary says the plane ran off the runway and crashed into the woods shortly after 10a.m.

Becky Beaman, spokeswoman for the Charleston International Airport, says the plane took off from Charleston Tuesday morning at 9:24 a.m.  She cites the cause of the crash as hydroplaning as it attempted to land at the Macon Downtown Airport.

Beaman says there were three passengers on-board the plane, which is owned by a company registered in Delaware.

Sheriff's office spokesman Sean DeFoe told 13WMAZ's Austin Lewis that the plane is owned by the Dewberry Air LLc and that the passengers were in town for a business trip.

The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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