A small airplane crashed on a highway in an Atlanta suburb on Friday morning.
The pilot was reportedly heard saying "We're going down."
"Preliminarily, we're being told that there were four souls on board," Eric Jackson, a spokesman for the DeKalb County Fire Department, told The Huffington Post.
It's unclear what was the destination of the flight, he added.
Jackson said that the plane hit a center divider on the highway, but that there appeared to be no other damage on the ground.
Passersby posted photos on social media showing a plume of dark smoke rising.
Plane crash off 285 minutes ago pic.twitter.com/ItuaieBWsB
— Craig (@flypc12ng) May 8, 2015
Plane wreck on 285 in Atlanta GA? pic.twitter.com/QXietJm1TA
— Josh Bare (@JoshBare) May 8, 2015
Dunwoody Police tweeted that it had shut down eastbound traffic on I-285 near Atlanta, and photos tweeted by WSB-TV showed bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Please avoid I-285 on the top end -- traffic is shut down in both directions due to this plane crash. pic.twitter.com/vBq60ro3HS
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) May 8, 2015
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told HuffPost that the plane that crashed was a Piper PA-32 aircraft, and that the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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