AUGUSTA, Ga. (CNN) – A single engine plane in pieces just short of the runway at the Thomson McDuffie
Regional Airport one day after a crash.
Many drivers on Washington road drove slow to get a good look of the scene.
McDuffie County Fire and Rescue say a man and a woman were onboard the plane – a piper 28-180 – when it crash landed Friday night.
McDuffie County dispatchers say the call came in around 6:30.
The pilot ran out of fuel as they were approaching the runway.
The plane was flying low and hit a tall tower at the end of the runway.
It crash landed in a field between the runway and highway-78.
Firefighters say both wings broke away from the aircraft when it hit the ground, but the center of the plane stayed in one piece.
The passenger and pilot are both okay. First responders called the two very lucky.
The FAA is investigating.