Plane Leaves Concord, Crashes in Georgia

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by Danielle Ferguson

BRUNSWICK, G.A. -- Coast Guard boat and air crews are assisting the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in the search for survivors of a reported plane crash near Brunswick, Georgia. 

Officials say at 7:10 p.m., The Federal Aviation Administration issued reports of lost radar contact with a Piper PA-44, twin-engine plane, carrying two people. The flight departed Concord, North Carolina and was headed to Jacksonville Executive Airport near Jacksonville, Florida. 

A helicopter crew and a boat crew are currently searching the area. Crews have reported multiple debris fields consistent with a small plane crash but have not located either of the two people reportedly aboard the plane. 

The FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause.

 

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