No survivors after plane crashes near Georgia General Mills plant

Officials said none on board the plane survived the crash.

Updated: April 21, 2022 - 10:14pm

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An unknown number of passengers are dead after a small plane crashed Thursday evening into several semi-trailers outside of a General Mills plant in Covington, Georgia.

The Covington Police Department told Fox5 that a twin-engine Cessna was having engine trouble and struggling to gain altitude before it suddenly veered off-course and crashed at about 6:45 p.m. on the outskirts of the plant.

Police Capt.  Ken Malcolm told the news outlet that the plane exploded on impact and that there were no survivors of those on board.

"We saw what we believe is a wing and possibly a part of an engine, but again it's a lot charred metal back there right now," he also said. 

The number of passengers remains unclear and none of the dead have been identified as of press time.

Police did not specify the model of plane beyond the engine configuration and brand, but the larger Cessna twin-engine models seat up to ten passengers, per the company website.

There were no fatalities on the ground as the impacted trailers were mostly empty and far from the plant's main building, police said.

"The fact that it didn’t crash into the plant, saved many lives," Malcom said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, the news outlet also said.