A plane crashes into an Atlanta apartment complex, police say


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The aircraft, a Piper PA-28, crashed about 10:30 a.m. ET, after taking off from nearby DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

It is not clear if there are any casualties.

Photos from the crash scene show a two-story building missing a large swath of its brick facade. There is also roof damage. Atlanta Journal-Constitution photojournalist John Spink tweeted the images.

Firefighters and police were on the scene, the photos show. Only one car was parked in the immediate vicinity of the building.

A Piper PA-28 is a line of single-engine airplane with either two or four seats. There are more than two dozen variants of the model.

The airport is Georgia’s second busiest and averages 230,000 takeoffs and landings a year, its website states. It is considered a “reliever airport,” designed to handle smaller aircraft and alleviate congestion at a major airport — in this case, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


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