Airplane makes emergency touchdown on I-985 in Gwinnett County

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Channel 2 Motion Information has discovered {that a} aircraft has made an emergency touchdown on a metro interstate.

The small aircraft landed on Interstate 985 round 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. The only-engine Piper PA-28 is at the moment sitting within the northbound lanes of I-985, closing that facet of the interstate.

Visitors seems to be shifting alongside the southbound lanes, based on video being despatched again from NewsChopper 2.

Triple Staff Visitors’s Mike Shields stated the Interstate 85 onramp to I-985 Northbound has been shut down so site visitors can’t get onto the interstate.

The aircraft is at the moment sitting within the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 in Gwinnett County. (PHOTO: Jorge Alvear)

The aircraft is at the moment surrounded by emergency autos and Hazmat items. The Hazmats items are eradicating gasoline from the aircraft earlier than it may be moved.

The cab of the aircraft seems to be totally intact.

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The FAA stated a pilot and passenger have been on board. The FAA and Gwinnett County Fir each stated there seem like no accidents.

Channel 2′s Matt Johnson is on the scene talking to emergency officers to study why the aircraft landed on the interstate.

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