STAPLETON, Ala. (WKRN/WKRG) — Two people were killed when a small single pilot plane crashed near Stapleton, Alabama Tuesday evening.
The crash site is north of Interstate 10 near Styx River.
According to the flight-tracking website Flight Aware the plane took off from Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores at about 6:45 Tuesday night and crashed 15 minutes later. The plane is a Beachcraft Bonanza registered to an LLC out of Florence, Alabama.
The U.S. Coast Guard said local air traffic control received a distress call about an aircraft going down.
A Coast Guard helicopter happened to be on a training mission in the area and asked if they could help. The Coast Guard was able to find the crash site in Robertsdale near Middleton Fork Lane.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.