1 Dead in Small Plane Crash Near Atlanta Highway

Authorities say one person is dead after a small plane crashed near Interstate 285 just north of Atlanta.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the Piper Saratoga PA-32 had just taken off from DeKalb Peachtree Airport when it went down in a neighborhood about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Bergen said the plane was en route to Coldwater, Mich. The flight originated at Craig Airport in Jacksonville.

DeKalb County fire spokesman Capt. Eric Jackson says the plane landed about 20 feet from the front door of a home.

Jackson says fire investigators do not believe anyone else was hurt in the crash. Authorities are unsure how many people were aboard the plane.

Officials have not determined the cause of the accident, but the plane appeared to clip power lines and trees as it went down.

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