Plane crashes into DeKalb townhome building

October 30, 20191min2750
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Part of I-85 shutdown after plane crashes into DeKalb townhome building

12:22 p.m.

DECATUR, GAOne lane of I-85 Frontage Road, near Peachtree Circle Northeast, has been closed after a plane crashed into a DeKalb townhome building near Chamblee this morning.

DeKalb Fire Rescue has confirmed one death.

DeKalb County Police Department are directing traffic and advising drivers to avoid the area until further notice.


11:56 a.m.

DeKalb County’s Public Safety Unified Command personnel are on the scene of a plane crash on Peachwood Circle.

The Unified Command personnel consists of DeKalb County Fire Rescue, DeKalb County Police and DeKalb Emergency Management Agency which responded to the scene of a small-engine plane crash into a townhome building shortly after 10 a.m. today.

DeKalb Peachtree Airport confirmed that two people were on the plane that took off from the airport.

There are no confirmed injuries in the complex.

The National Transportation Safety Board is on the scene and investigating the accident.


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