1 killed when plane crashes into townhouse in Atlanta area

Jeff Amy
Associated Press

Atlanta – At least one person was killed Wednesday morning when a small plane crashed into a townhome in the Atlanta area, authorities said.

A second person who was on the plane was unaccounted for, DeKalb County Fire Capt. Dion Bentley told The Associated Press.

Police walk through an apartment complex where a plane crashed Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Atlanta.

The Piper PA-28 plane crashed shortly after taking off from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport outside Atlanta around 10:30 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a tweet.

Bentley said the plane crashed into the crawl space of the five-unit townhome and crews were having trouble accessing the wreckage. No one was home at the time and there were no injuries on the ground, he said.

A photo published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed a building with a large section of its wall and part of the roof knocked out.

The area was under foggy conditions Wednesday morning.


An earlier version of this report had an incorrect spelling of DeKalb County Fire Capt. Dion Bentley’s name.