A small plane crashes on the campus of Kennesaw State University


Police confirmed that a small plane crashed Thursday around 7 pm on the campus of Kennesaw University in Kennesaw.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Bartow Avenue and Campus Loop Road, announced in a tweet the Office of Emergency Management of KSU (OEM).

The tweet also indicated that there was no report of damaged or injured buildings among students, faculty and KSU staff.

Two people were in the plane and they were taken to a regional hospital, OEM said in a tweet later. They were seen sitting on their stretchers and were aware.

The video obtained by Channel 2 Action News seems to show that the plane crashed into a tree. It also seems to show a deployed parachute.

The Cobb County Fire Department said at the outage occurred on a chain 2 engine that passengers were traveling from Omaha to Charlie Brown Field, in Fulton County.

The two survivors of the plane crash were seen being taken in an ambulance on stretchers.
(Contribution from Avery Guthrie)

Abby Rodriguez, a KSU graduate student, captured the video of one of the survivors of the crash waving her hand.

"I just thought it was a collapsed bridge," she told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "We went to the parking lot, and I thought it was a blast."

Another graduate student, Megan Allen, said it sounded like a deafening boom.

"One would almost say that I-75 was falling apart … it was so loud that it was hard to understand what had happened" Allen said.

Tammy DeMel, KSU's Assistant Vice President of Communications, said the campus would be open and fully operational on Friday.

No other details about the accident have been published.

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