Plane Crashes at Gwinnett County Airport

Photo- Channel 2 Action News

Photo- Channel 2 Action News

Madison Jackson, Staff Writer

On October 14, a small plane crashed at the Gwinnett County Airport, according to fire department officials.

Two people, an instructor and student, were involved the crash. The two occupants of the plane were able to exit safely before the plane caught fire at about 12:40 p.m., according to a statement from the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Fire crews arrived at the airport located in the 700 block of Airport Road in Lawrenceville around 12:40 p.m., and found the single-engine plane crashed at the beginning of a runway.

Firefighters used a hose line with foam to get the fire under control.

The Cessna 172 aircraft is considered a complete loss. The plane was doing touch-and-go maneuvers for training before crashing.

According to airport tower personnel, the plane did not make any distress calls.

The Airport Authority at Briscoe Field closed the runway during the incident, but other operations were not affected.