Authorities identified the pilot killed as 73-year-old Roy Gardner Russom of Calhoun. He was the only person on board when the plane crashed around 2 p.m. on Dec. 18. The NTSB said the plane was an experimental, amateur-built Hummel H5.
Thursday's report is a preliminary one, and the investigation into what caused the crash is continuing.
Calhoun is about 65 miles northwest of Atlanta in Gordon County.