PADET D7 Jacksonville Public Affairs
March 24, 2014
Contact: Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann
Office: (305) 318-1864
Coast Guard responding to report of downed aircraft near Brunswick, Ga.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Coast Guard 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., Monday.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders were notified at 7:10 p.m. of FAA reports of lost radar contact with a twin-engine plane carrying two people and subsequent reports from the public of crash-like noises near Grant Creek.
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., and a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Brunswick, Ga., are currently searching the area. Crews have reported multiple debris fields consistent with a small plane crash but have not located either of the two people reportedly aboard the plane.
The Glynn County Police Department is also assisting, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is leading the water search.
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