It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured in the crash, which occurred around 7:05 p.m. Thursday shortly after takeoff
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An “unidentified light aircraft” crashed into the General Mills plant in Covington, Georgia, emergency officials said.
It was initially unclear whether anyone was injured in the accident Fox 5 reports happened at about 19:05, shortly after takeoff.
The facility where the incident occurred was located at 5200 Industrial Park Blvd. NE, about eight-tenths of a mile southeast of the eastern edge of the Covington Municipal Airport runway.
Images from the scene showed a plume of heavy smoke billowing from the facility.
Several tractor trailers around the building appeared damaged.
Corresponding Georgia.org, Global food company General Mills opened its Covington plant in 1989.
The plant produces several types of muesli and snack products and employs several hundred people.
Although the crash appeared to have occurred outside the facility, the extent of the damage had not yet been fully assessed.
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