Newton County

Plane makes emergency landing on Newton County highway

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A highway in Newton County is closed until further notice after a plane made an emergency landing.

According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the plane started experiencing engine failure and was forced to land on Hwy. 36 at McCart Circle in Covington. The FAA said the landing happened around 6 p.m.

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Investigators say both people who were on the plane is safe and uninjured.

The FAA described the plane as a single-engine Beechcraft A36.

It is unclear where the plane took off from or where it was heading.

It is also unclear when the highway is expected to reopen.

The FAA says they are conducting an investigation.

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