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GWINNETT COUNTY FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES RESPONDS TO DOWNED AIRCRAFT ON I-985
(Buford, Ga., Jan. 24, 2023) - Firefighters responded to a report of an airplane crash on Interstate 985 northbound near Interstate 85 northbound at 4:13 p.m. Gwinnett County 911 dispatch had received reports that a small airplane had crashed into a semi-tractor trailer at that location.
Firefighters arrived on the scene at 4:25 p.m. to find a fixed-wing aircraft had landed on I-985 northbound just past the I-85 northbound exit. During the incident, the airplane had come in contact with a semi-trailer traveling on I-985 northbound. Firefighters quickly secured the scene and deployed a fire hose for protection. The aircraft occupants consisted of two occupants who had exited the airplane prior to the arrival of fire crews. No active fuel leaks were identified at the scene. The Gwinnett County Haz-Mat team offloaded 10 gallons of fuel from the aircraft prior to its transport from the incident location by a local wrecker service.
There were no injuries reported during this incident. The Gwinnett County Air Traffic Control Tower assisted firefighters with notifying the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB). The cause of this downed aircraft is under investigation by the NTSB.
For more details about the incident please contact the NTSB.
EQUIPMENT AT THE SCENE INCLUDED: 2- Engines, 2- Ladder Trucks, 1- Med Unit, 1- Squad, 1- Haz-Mat, 1- Water Tender, 3- Command Staff Vehicles, and 1- PIO.