Small plane crash lands at high school in Fayette

A small plane crash landed onto an athletic field at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayetteville Sunday afternoon.

Initial indications were that the man and woman in the plane did not suffer serious injuries. Fayette County officials had not released the names of those aboard as of Sunday evening.

Fayette County Sheriff’s officials said the single-engine plane left DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Atlanta for Harris County Airport in Pine Mountain Sunday. Once in the air, the pilot noticed the plane was losing oil pressure, officials said, and it was diverted to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

However, it never made it.

Instead, the pilot had to crash land in a vacant athletic field at Starr’s Mill High School. No one was on the field at the time.

Sheriff’s officials said the man was taken to Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville while the woman was transported to Atlanta Medical Center. They said the injuries appeared to be mostly cuts and bruises.

The Federal Aviation Authority and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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