• Small plane makes emergency landing on Commerce highway

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    COMMERCE, Ga. - A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday morning after the pilot reported a loss of power.
     
    According to Commerce police, the single engine Cessna landed on US-441 about 2 miles south of the 441 exit off Interstate 85. 
     
    Police Chief John Gaissert said there were four people on the plane, two men and two children. He said they were returning from Charleston, South Carolina to Gainesville, Georgia after attending a scouting event.
     
    Gaissert said the pilot noticed an intermittent loss of power on the plane and felt he wouldn't be able to safely land at the Jackson County Airport. He was able to land the plane on the highway passing between two cars. 
     
    There were no injuries. 
     
    The plane was towed off the highway and will remain there until FAA investigators arrive.


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