Baldwin County plane crash, South Alabama matches the flight from Muscle Shoals. South Alabama plane crashed in Baldwin County Tuesday night.
The Baldwin County Sheriffs Office immediately reported a small airplane crashed in the area, shortly after contact with the Muscle Shoals plane was lost.
According to sources, the pilot reported problems with the plane around 7:05 p.m. The Sherrif said there are fatalities after the incident.
Investigators announced a Coast Guard helicopter located the crash site deep in the woods north of Fox Branch Drive around 7:40 p.m.
Rescue crews on ATVs were taken more than two hours to arrive at the scene. Once there, they found at least one victim was killed.
Baldwin County plane crash in South Alabama
Jack Edwards Airport is where the plane took off from, located in Gulf Shores. The plane was heading to Muscle Shoals. Flight records revealed. The Baldwin County Coroner’s Office at NTSB will lead the investigation.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s office and EMS respond to a plane crash in the area of Mosley Rd in Stapleton. The U.S. Coast Guard tells us a local air traffic control tower received a distress call in the area of Robertsdale.
Fatalities involved in the Stapleton plane crash. The identity of those who lost their lives in the crash has not yet been released.
Earlier on the day…
The plane matches FlightAware.com details about a plane starting in Muscle Shoals. The flight-tracking website describes a plane taking off from Muscle Shoals and landing at Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores on Sunday.
The site shows that same plane taking off at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Moments later, it distinctly lost altitude then disappeared from FlightAware’s tracklog at 7:01 p.m.
The plane vanished in the same area Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies report that a plane crashed.
Second aircraft crash in south Alabama within two days
One of two victims in Monday’s plane crash in Baldwin County has died, according to FAA data.
The agency’s preliminary report on the crash near Foley Municipal Airport was updated to indicate a fatality, although it’s not clear when exactly the report was updated. The other victim sustained a severe injury, due to the document.
The aircraft was the second to crash within two days in south Alabama after a plane striving to land at the Brookley Air Force base was forced to impact land on its belly when the landing gear failed to work. No one was injured in that incident.
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