No survivors after small plane crashes
COVINGTON, GA – No one survived a plane that crashed into the parking lot of the General Mills plant in Covington, according to police.
small plane crashes near General Mills plant
Police say a small twin-engine Cessna plane crashed in an isolated factory parking lot off I-20 in the Boulevard Industrial Estate.
Witnesses told police that the plane, believed to be a twin-engine Cessna helicopter, appeared to have had trouble climbing and appeared to have an engine problem.
Malcolm said the plane suddenly veered and crashed into the yard of the General Mills plant, which is located about a mile from the airport.
He said that the plane crashed in an isolated area where trailers were stored, some of which caught fire.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane crashed at 7:05 p.m
Captain Ken Malcolm of Covington Police said they had not confirmed to airport officials that the plane had taken off from there.
No one on the ground was hurt, according to Malcolm, who noted that many lives were likely saved because the plane did not hit the factory directly.
Firefighters are still working to put out the fire at the scene several hours after the accident.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.