Cobb County

Small plane crashes on Kennesaw State University campus

KENNESAW, Ga. — A small plane crashed on the campus of Kennesaw State University on Thursday night.

It happened around 7 p.m. in the area of Campus Loop Road and Bartow Avenue.

Video from a Channel 2 Action News viewer shows firetrucks arriving at the scene. The video shows the plane apparently crashed into a tree.

There is no word yet on any injuries, but Cobb County police said the two people inside the plane were conscious and alert when they arrived on the scene.


Investigators at the scene told Channel 2's Matt Johnson that engine failure led to the crash. They said the people on board were heading to the Fulton County Airport from Omaha, Nebraska.

"We just heard this kind of boom," one student told Johnson. "I was just trying to figure out how it happened. Just blessed it didn't hit the building while we were in class."

Kennesaw State University released a statement Thursday night:

"Kennesaw State University officials confirm that at approximately 7:00 p.m. this evening, a small plane crashed on the Kennesaw Campus at the intersection of Campus Loop Rd. and Bartow Ave. Kennesaw State Police Officers were on the scene to assist the Cobb County Fire Department. The two occupants of the plane were conscious and alert and transported to an area hospital. There were no injuries to any KSU students, faculty, or staff. There are no reports of any damage to any buildings. The Kennesaw State Campus will be open and fully operational on Friday, Nov 30."

Classes are expected to operate as usual Friday.

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