Crash landing of plane confirmed in Hall County

The crash was reported Friday afternoon

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Fire officials confirm that a plane has crash-landed in Hall County.

Zachary Brackett with Hall County Fire Services confirmed the crash late Friday. Brackett said that it happened in the 3200 block of Athens Highway. The aircraft was flying from Jacksonville, Fla. to Gainesville, Ga.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft, a Piper PA-28-180 landed in a field 5 miles to the east of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Ga. around 4:20 p.m.

Despite the crash, the pilot only received minor injuries, Brackett said.  No one was taken to the hospital as a result of the crash. The FAA plans to investigate the incident further.

11Alive is working to gather more information. Check back for updates.

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