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No Survivors Found in Airplane Wreckage Discovered in Decatur County

Search for Airplane Underway in Southern Georgia
Posted at 4:15 PM, Nov 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-10 06:21:34-05

CLIMAX, GA (WTXL) - Authorities searching for a plane that went down in South Georgia say the wreckage has been located; there were no survivors.

According to Captain Steve Clark of the Grady County Sheriff's Office, the twin engine Cessna was suppose to land at the airport in Cairo, Georgia, but never arrived.

The plane was traveling to Cairo from Lakeland, Florida.

Firefighters and the Department of Natural Resources were searching the Metcalf area, however a beacon signal was detected causing the search to move to Grady County, Georgia.

The wreckage, however, was eventually discovered in Decatur County in Climax, Georgia, according to Captain Steve Jones from the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.

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