Search for plane that took off from Concord to resume Tuesday
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WBTV/AP) -
U.S. Coast Guard officials plan to resume searching Tuesday for two people aboard a plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area near Georgia's coastline.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and other crews will resume searching for the plane that is believed to have crashed in the Mackey River in Glynn County.
The aircraft, a Piper PA 44 bound for Jacksonville, departed from Concord Regional Airport on Monday evening with two people on board, according to a spokeswoman with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen told The Associated Press early Tuesday morning that a helicopter and a boat crew were resuming the search on Tuesday.
The twin-engine plane disappeared from radar Monday evening. Residents in the area heard "crash-like noises" near Grant Creek on Mackay River, east of Golden Isles Aviation in St. Simons Island.
The Coast Guard, local sheriff's officials and crews from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources reported "multiple debris fields consistent with a small plane crash" but have not yet located the passengers.
The FAA is investigating and the NTSB will determine what caused the crash.
Local officials have not released the identities of those on board.
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