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Four Dead In Plane Crash On Atlanta Highway

A plane crashed on a busy Interstate in Atlanta. Officials said all four people on board were killed.

Last updated on May 8, 2015, at 11:44 a.m. ET

Posted on May 8, 2015, at 10:34 a.m. ET

A small plane crashed on Interstate 285 in Atlanta at around 10 a.m. on Friday killing all four people on board, a fire official told the Associated Press.

The small plane, a Piper PA-32, crashed at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. It was taking off from the DeKalb Peachtree Airport when it crashed on the arterial highway.

All four people on board the plane were killed, spokesman Capt. Eric Jackson of the DeKalb County Fire Department told reporters at the scene.

The east-west highway was shut down in both directions, he said. No cars were hit during the crash, but two vehicles had a close call, Jackson said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

We are closing down 285 Eastbound at Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. plane down in the area #ATLtraffic

AN AIRPLANE HAS LANDED ON I-285EB. ALL 285EB HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN AT CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD. USE ALTERNATE ROUTES. WILL UPDATE AS WE GET IT

Small Plane down at 285 and doraville

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