COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The pilot, passenger and residents of a home are OK after a plane made an emergency landing in the 3500 block of Howard Avenue Wednesday night.
Columbus Fire Marshal Ricky Shores says that both pilot and passenger are unharmed, and identified the plane as a fixed wing Piper PA-28.
Battalion Chief Watson said the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the scene.
Officials say it appears the plane may have lost power. Preliminary reports indicate the pilot tried to turn back to the Columbus Airport but was unable to make it.
The trees absorbed a lot of the damage, and the nose of the plane is in the ground. The pilot and passenger crawled out of the cockpit and were able to walk and talk to first responders. Both were transported to the hospital to be checked out for injuries.
Information is still limited at this time. Stay tuned for more details.