Plane forced to make emergency landing in Dawson

(DAWSON, GA) – It was a scary scene Thursday morning just outside of Dawson, as a small plane was forced to make a crash landing on Graves Highway.

“We got on scene, there was no fire, no smoke, and there was two people conscious and alert, sitting in the plane, they were both injured…,” says Dawson Fire Chief Rusty Hunter, recounting the moment he arrived on the crash scene.

The single engine plane had to make an emergency landing just after nine thirty Thursday morning, and as Sheriff John Bowens says, it could have been much worse.

He tells us, “The guy did a great job in landing it. He managed to miss trees and power lines, and cause they were slightly hurried, I don’t know how bad it was. But he did a good job in setting it down.”

“This is a busy, busy highway, and it’s just lucky that there was no impact to a tractor trailer, or any other vehicles,” says Chief Hunter

As the FAA investigates the circumstances of the crash, we got a quick update on the two survivors on board.

Sheriff Bowens tells us, “They were found to be conscious when they left, they were taken to the hospital, but i haven’t heard much about how they were doing.”

Both were taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, with no word on their conditions at this time.