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Two killed in plane crash
Long County searchers locate wreckage
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Two bodies have been found in the wreckage of a downed plan in Long County, the sheriff's department there reports.
According to LCSD Chief Deputy Robert Barry, at around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's department received a call from a witness on Lee Place Road in Long County that a plane in that area "appeared to be in trouble and it looked like it was going down."
Barry said two other witnesses also reported the plane’s problems.
Barry also said there was a plane scheduled to arrive Wednesday night around 8 or 9 p.m. at the Liberty County Airport near the Liberty-Long county line. The plane was flying down from South Carolina. The deputy said the pilot of the overdue plane is the father of a Fort Stewart soldier, and he was coming to visit his son.
Barry also said that as soon as the report came in, deputies with the LCSD began searching. He said they found the plane before noon in an isolated area.
Long County Fire Chief Darryl Balance confirmed that two bodies, one male and one female, were found, but they have yet to be identified.
Barry said the search was slowed by the weather. A plane and spotter were to be used earlier but at 10:45 a helicopter from Reidsville had arrived and an aerial search was started as soon as possible.
According to Barry, the Liberty County Sheriff's Department, the Long County Fire Department, and the civil defense unit were at the scene also working on the incident.

More information on the story as it becomes available.

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