Plane makes emergency landing on I-985 in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — A small single-engine Piper PA-28 plane landed on I-985NB a couple miles north of the I-85N split between Suwanee and Buford.

Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene around 4:13 p.m.

The plane was surrounded by emergency vehicles and HAZMAT units. The HAZMAT units removed fuel from the plane before it was moved.

Both lanes were completely shut down north of I-85, near Buford Drive (Exit 4).

Triple Team Traffic recommended drivers to take I-85, Satellite Blvd, or Peachtree Industrial for alternative routes.

The cab of the plane appeared to be fully intact.

There were no reports of a fire or injuries. The FAA said a pilot and passenger were on board.

Georgia State Patrol was also present at the scene.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.





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