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08
September
2017
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05:27 PM
America/Chicago

W.Va. Search Ends with Discovery of Crashed Plane; No Survivors

2-Day Mission Sought Cirrus SR20 Bound to Ky. From Del.

Search operations by the West Virginia Wing have ended after a crashed plane was located Thursday in a rugged region of West Virginia.

Neither of the two people on the Cirrus SR20 survived. Local authorities are guarding the crash site.The aircraft was reported missing Tuesday after leaving Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, for Fleming-Mason Airport in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.

The West Virginia Wing had set up a base of operations at North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport to assist local authorities and other search teams.The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, opened a mission with the wing Wednesday requesting aerial support for the search.