AMP plane landing

A Piper was headed to Indiana from Gainesville when it was forced to land at Atlanta
Motorsports Park.

Forced landing at AMP

By Denise Ray, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A single engine plane made an emergency landing Monday, Oct. 30 at Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP) in Dawson County.

At 8:30 a.m. Dawson County crews were dispatched to AMP on Duck Thurmond Road for a reported downed aircraft, according to Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford.

“Upon arrival, crews found a single engine plane that had made a forced landing on the kart track in the park,” Swafford said.

The unidentified pilot was airlifted in serious but stable condition to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft.

The Piper P32R-300 took off from Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Ga, and was headed to Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind. when it experienced mechanical problems, leading to the emergency landing.

Crews also contained a fuel spill at the racetrack.

This is the first ever emergency landing at the facility, according to owner Jeremy Porter.

The FAA is investigating.

Smoke Signals will continue to follow this story.

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