LILLIAN, Ala. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department has responded to a small plane air crash in the Lillian community.
“Wreckage has been spotted from the air by State helicopter,” said Department spokesman Stephen Arthur in a media release sent just after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Arthur said that the wreckage is in a swamp area.
“Deputies are attempting to find the wreckage by ATV's,” he said.
Just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Arthur said BCSO continued attempting to arrive at the site of the airplane crash in Lillian.
He explained that the plane reportedly started its flight from Furgerson airfield in Pensacola, Fla. at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23. “When the plane did not return from a sightseeing trip an alarm was sent to be on the lookout for the plane,” Arthur said.
LILLIAN, Alabama — A small plane crash has been reported here.
The Federal Aviation Administration was notified at about 4 p.m. that the plane's wreckage had been found 15 miles west-southwest of the Pensacola Airport, which is located in Pensacola, Fla.
Two people were aboard the plane, according to a news release from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Pensacola.
The plane left Ferguson airfield in Pensacola at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said.
"When the plane did not return from a sightseeing trip an alarm was sent to be on the lookout for the plane," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The wreckage was spotted from the air by a helicopter, the Sheriff Office said.
Deputies are trying to get to the wreckage, which is in a swamp area.
The FAA will investigate the crash.
More information will posted about the crash on AL.com