At least one person has been killed when a small plane crashes and bursts into flames at a Georgia airport.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine Cessna 210 crashed at DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Chambal, Georgia, at around 1.10 pm.
The FAA says four people were on board at the time of the accident. Local fire officials have confirmed one death.
“We are confirming one death,” said DeKalb County Fire Rescue Captain Jason Daniels. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re not sure how many there are. We haven’t got information about how many yet.”
However, Mr Daniels said no one could have survived the accident.
“Whoever was on board – the person or the person – is deceased,” he said.
Video footage from WSB-TV shows what appears to be the wreckage of a plane engulfed in flames at the airport, leaving a long, dark trail of smoke.
Photographer Keith Berry, who witnessed the accident, told Fox 5 Atlanta how the tragedy unfolded.
“It happened very fast,” said Mr. Berry. “And the fire, it turned and smoked for a second, and went up in flames… as you can see, it crashed, it took off, and I don’t know it’s just a hard There was a landing but it flipped and then caught fire.”
Another witness told what he saw WSB TV.
“It was flying, went straight up, and it took a hard right and hit the ground,” said the unidentified person. “Next thing we know, we just saw a fireball. The whole plane caught fire.”
The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating the incident.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Georgia