Aircraft wreckage found along rim of Grand Canyon


GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona authorities say they've located what appears to be aircraft wreckage along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Federal Aviation Administration officials say it's unclear whether the wreckage is that of a small plane reported missing Friday night on a flight from South Carolina to Nevada.

Rescue crews were trying to reach the wreckage near the canyon's Kaibab area Saturday afternoon.

The FAA says a single-engine Cirrus SR20 was flying from Bryant Field Airport in Rock Hill, S.C., to Henderson, Nev., when it disappeared from radar around 9 p.m. Friday.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says only the pilot was aboard. His name wasn't immediately released.

Gregor says the pilot wasn't communicating with air traffic controllers. His family reported him missing when he failed to arrive in Henderson.

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