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Saturday July 20th, 2019 3:59AM

Plane bound for Barrow County Airport makes emergency landing in Athens

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No injuries were reported when a plane headed for the Barrow County Airport had to make an emergency landing shortly after its departure from Athens-Ben Epps Airport Tuesday afternoon.

The plane landed along South Milledge Avenue on the south end of the University of Georgia Campus, according to Epifanio Rodriguez, Athens-Clarke County Police spokesman.

The pilot of the Beechcraft Bonanza BE35 aircraft reported engine problems before bringing the plane in for the emergency landing at 2:39 p.m., according to a statement issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

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