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2 found dead at plane crash site

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TRUSSVILLE, AL - The Federal Aviation Administration is helping search for a plane that went missing in the Trussville area last night.

The FAA says the aircraft is a Cessna 210 that lost control with the control tower at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport at about 10:20 Friday night as it was coming into the airport. The flight was coming from Jackson, Mississippi from the Jackson-Evers International Airport.

There is no confirmation on the number of passengers on the flight. The FAA plans to release the aircraft registration information after the plane is located and authorities can assess the condition of the passengers.

Officials say the plane was asked to circle the airport due to inclement weather. The tower then lost contact with the aircraft in the Goodner Mountain Road area.

Alabama’s 13 has a crew on its way to the scene of where the search is taking place. We’ll continue to update you as information becomes available.

 UPDATE:    Fred Davenport, who is currently on the scene at Goodner Mountain Road, says search crews believe they have found a debris field  that may be related to the missing plane. Fred also reports that search crews are looking through the debris field with helicopters and 4-wheelers. There is some activity among search crews right now that may indicate that the plane has been found, but nothing has been confirmed yet. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: 2:36 P.M. Fred Davenport, who is currently on the scene at Goodner Mountain Road, says Trussville PD just told him that the plane has been found. There is no word yet on conditions of the people who were on board the plane at the time. Trussville PD says the plane crashed near a ravine near "Echo Lake" and "Lake in the Woods." We'll continue to bring you updates as more information is released. Fred Davenport will have a LIVE report on our news at 5 p.m.

UPDATE: 4:27 P.M. Fred Davenport says Trussville PD has confirmed that two people died in today's plane crash. We'll have a live update on our 5 p.m. newscast.
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