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Small Plane Crashes in Baldwin County, Killing Two People

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 04 2018 10:45 PM

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - A small plane crashed Saturday morning in the Bon Secour area in south Baldwin County, killing two people who were aboard.

According to Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, the aircraft went down in a sod field near Craft Farms Road west of County Road 65.

Sheriff Hoss Mack said the Baldwin County 911 Operations Center received a report of a plane possibly crashing in the Bon Secour area at about 10:15 a.m. The Foley Fire Department and the Foley Police Department arrived on scene to find a single-engine aircraft down in the sod field.

The Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

"Further investigation revealed two individuals still in the aircraft," Mack said. "Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin."

Mack said the accident was witnessed and that it appeared the plane was attempting to pick up an advertisement banner and got into distress and crashed almost immediately.

A former pilot who flew these types of banner planes said the job is not horribly unsafe.

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