A small plane with Nazi designs has landed on a road in the southern US state of Georgia, local authorities said on Monday (24 July).

Gwinnett County Police Department tweeted out a series of pictures of the light aircraft showing it designed to look like a World War II-era Nazi plane. The tail of the craft even has small swastikas painted on it.

Police said that the aircraft has "landed safely" on a road before later tweeting pictures of the plane being put on a trailer to be "escorted back to Briscoe Field", where the county airport is located.

Pictures posted on social media suggested that the plane could hold one person and showed the aircraft on a grass area surrounded by police cars.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the plane appeared to be designed to look similar to a Nazi Messerschmitt BF 109 and added that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records show the plane registered with a man in Buford.

The FAA told IBTimes UK that the plane is a Sonex - a company that makes kits so people can build their own small aircraft. The Sonex website estimates that their planes cost at least $28,000 (£21,000) to build.