TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — The search for the missing plane began around 10:30 p.m. Friday night and wrapped up around 3 p.m. this afternoon with a tragic discovery.
Crews searching the area of Goodner Mountain Road in northern Jefferson County located a debris trail that could only be navigated by foot. It was down this path where they bodies of both people aboard the flight were found. Reportedly there was a radio transmission recorded as the plane was going down, though the specifics of it are not known at this time.
The small aircraft, a Cessna 210, was set to land at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. It had originally departed from Jackson-Evers International Airport, in Jackson, Mississippi.
The search was conducted by Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies and Trussville Police, with assistance from Center Point Fire, County Roads and Transportation, and the Red Cross.
The crash site has been secured and Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies will remain at the site until the NTSB arrives to conduct an investigation.
CBS42 will continue to bring the latest on this ongoing investigation as soon as it becomes available.
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