Update: Man, wife in plane that made crash landing in Terrell Co.
DAWSON, Ga. (WALB) - A small private plane made a crash landing on a highway Thursday morning in Terrell County.
It happened near US Highway 82, also known as Graves Highway, near Dawson.
Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens said a man and wife were on the plane and were conscious. Bowens said they were taken to Phoebe but didn’t have a current update on their conditions.
The extent of injuries of the pilot or anyone else aboard is not known right now.
Bowens said because the plane landed on a road, one of its lanes will be closed for a while.
The call came in between 9:45-10 a.m.
First responders are on the scene. The sheriff said his office is working to get in touch with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Internet data shows the plane, a Mooney M20K, is owned by BFC Enterprises, of Carson City, Nevada, and is built to seat four people. It departed from Orlando-Apopka Airport about 8:30 Thursday morning, but its destination was not shown by Flight-Aware.com.
WALB has a reporter at the scene working to learn more. This is a developing story and we will update when more information becomes available.
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