Official: 4 killed in small-plane crash on Atlanta highway

ATLANTA (AP) – A fire official says all four people onboard a small plane that crashed into a busy Atlanta interstate have been killed.

The plane crashed into Interstate 285 after taking off from an Atlanta-area airport Friday morning.

Spokesman Capt. Eric Jackson of the DeKalb County Fire Department told reporters that four were onboard, and all died. He says the east-west highway is shut down in both directions. He says he doesn’t know any details about where the plane was headed.

The plane was a Piper PA-32. It departed from DeKalb Peachtree Airport.

Names of those onboard have not been released.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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