The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a fiery plane crash that occurred outside a Covington, Georgia plant Thursday evening.
The small plane crashed near the General Mills plant where scores of people worked and set several trailers ablaze.
The FAA released a statement confirming that the incident took place at about 7:05 p.m. and involved an “unidentified small plane.”
Dark smoke filled the scene after the plane exploded on impact and triggered more explosions; authorities said that there will be no survivors among the doomed plane’s passengers.
“We saw what we believe is a wing and possibly a part of an engine, but again it’s a lot of charred metal back there right now,” Captain Ken Malcolm said.
“The fact that it didn’t crash into the plant saved many lives.”