Plane crashes, bursts into flames at Georgia airport; 4 dead

Four people died in the plane crash at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Georgia. An investigation is underway.
Emergency Response teams work the scene of a fatal small plane crash at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Georgia on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021,(Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Emergency Response teams work the scene of a fatal small plane crash at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Georgia on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021,(Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 09:52 AM IST
Copy Link
By, Washington

At least four people died after a single-engine plane crashed at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in the US state of Georgia on Friday, local media reported.

According to the FOX 5 broadcaster, the Cessna 210 single-engine flight crashed at PDK airport late night around 1:11 pm (local time) and caught fire.

“It happened pretty fast,” photographer Keith Berry, told FOX 5 and added, "The plane just came and landed and it bounced a bit and when it bounced, that's when it tipped on its side."

Airport authorities shut down all operations for a brief period after the crash. Identities of those who died have not been revealed yet.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation into the incident. 

Close Story

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • The peak was too unstable for rescuers to try to approach on foot, Comelli said, adding that recent hot weather had been a factor in the collapse.

    Drones, helicopters search for missing after Italian glacier collapse

    Helicopter crews and drones searched on Monday for around 15 people missing in the Italian Alps after part of a mountain glacier collapsed, killing at least six people and injuring eight. Sunday's avalanche took place on the Marmolada, which at more than 3,300 metres is the highest peak in the Dolomites, a range in the eastern Italian Alps straddling the regions of Trento and Veneto.

  • A forensic technician ties a used police line together to seal off a crime scene in Monterrey. 

    Man dies in jet-propelled truck crash at US air show

    Video taken at the Battle Creek Executive Airport by apparent air show attendees and posted on social media showed the truck losing control, bursting into flames and crashing, flipping over multiple times as horrified spectators looked on.

  • An ambulance and armed police are seen during the evacuation of people at the Fields shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 3, 2022 after Danish media reported a shooting. (Photo by Olafur Steinar Gestsson/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP)

    3 dead after shooting at shopping mall in Copenhagen; one arrested

    The Royal House said on its website late on Sunday that an event in southern Denmark to commemorate the end of the first three stages of the Tour de France cycling race, hosted by the Danish Crown Prince and with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in attendance, had been cancelled.

  • People rally in support of abortion rights Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Texas clinics halt abortions after state high court ruling

    The Friday night ruling stopped a three-day-old order by a Houston judge who said clinics could resume abortions up to six weeks into pregnancy. The following day, the American Civil Liberties Union said it doubted that any abortions were now being provided in a state of nearly 30 million people.

  • Other places from which Google will not store location data include fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, and weight loss clinics.

    Google to delete user location history on US abortion clinic visits

    "If our systems identify that someone has visited one of these places, we will delete these entries from Location History soon after they visit," Jen Fitzpatrick, a senior vice president at Google, wrote in a blog post. "This change will take effect in the coming weeks."

Story Saved
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, July 04, 2022