FAA: Small plane crashes in rural Georgia pecan field

Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a pecan field in south Georgia.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane crashed at about 10 a.m. Wednesday right after it took off from Jimmy Carter Regional Airport in Americus. That's about 140 miles south of Atlanta.

Bergen said by email she did not know how many people were on board the single-engine Cirrus SR22 aircraft or if there were deaths or injuries. A woman who answered the phone at the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said no one was available to comment.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending crash investigators to the scene.