Search continues Tuesday in Brunswick area for twin-engine plane


BRUNSWICK, Ga. –

Crews will continue their search Tuesday morning for a twin-engine plane that reportedly crashed in the Brunswick area Monday evening.

Coast Guard officials said boat and air crews are assisting the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in a search for survivors of a reported plane crash near Grant Creek on Mackay River, east of Golden Isles Aviation in St. Simons Island, Ga.

The Coast Guard told Channel 4′s Vic Micolucci on Monday night that the plane was flying from Charlotte, N.C., to Jacksonville.

There was a report of a missing plane over the Brunswick area after it lost radio contact.

According to the Coast Guard, two people were on board the plane at the time of the crash. There was no word on the condition of the two people on board Monday night.

Crews have reported multiple debris fields consistent with a small plane crash, but have not found either of the two people reportedly on board the plane, officials said.

The plane is believed to belong to the ATP flight school in Jacksonville.

Debris has been found in the marsh near the Golden Isles airport, however officials said it is unconfirmed if the debris is wreckage from the plane.

The Coast Guard said the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is leading the response.

Because of weather and tide conditions, authorities called off the search Monday night and will continue their search Tuesday morning.

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