Search for plane off Ga. coast to resume Wednesday

by AP

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The Glynn County Sheriff’s Office notified Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders at 6:10 p.m. of FAA reports of lost radar contact with a twin-engine plane carrying two people and subsequent reports from the public of crash-like noises near Grant Creek.


BRUNSWICK, Ga. (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.

Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen told The Associated Press early Tuesday morning that a helicopter and a boat crew are planning to resume searching at sunrise 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.

Coast Guard officials have suspended their search until Tuesday morning.



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