Pilot, student injured in plane crash at DeKalb-Peachtree AirportDeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) in Chamblee. PDK is a municipal general aviation airport that averages 230,000 operations-takeoffs and landings-annually and is Georgia’s second busiest airport behind Hartsfield-Jackson International. Photo by Dean Hesse.
This story has been updated.
Atlanta, GA — A pilot and a student were injured in a plane crash that occurred at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport on Thursday, Feb. 16.
There’s no word on the extent of the injuries. The county says the “single-engine Piper-28 lost power.”
“At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, a plane, which had departed but returned to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, crashed at the airport in a grassy area while experiencing engine problems during a training session,” a press release from the county says. “The pilot and a student onboard were taken to local hospitals. No people, vehicles, or buildings were struck.”
The county says the Federal Flight Standards District Office is investigating the crash.
Want Decaturish delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our free newsletter by clicking here.
Decaturish is now on Mastadon. To follow us, visit: https://newsie.social/@Decaturish/.
Decaturish is now on Post. To follow us, visit: https://post.news/decaturish.
Decaturish is now on Flipboard. To follow us, visit: https://flipboard.com/@Decaturish