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Update: Walker County Plane Crash

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Walker County Sheriff John Mark Tirey Walker County Sheriff John Mark Tirey
WALKER COUNTY - AL -

Crews are on the scene of a plane crash in Walker County. Walker County Sheriff's Dispatch tells ABC 33/40 they have found a plane and have set up a command post at the intersection of Highway 5 and Wells Loop Rd. We have crews going to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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The FAA has confirmed that 3 people were on board the plane, a Piper PA 30, when it went down just before 11pm Tuesday night. The crash happened less than a mile West of the Walker County Airport (JFX) in Jasper.

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Update:
All 3 people on board the plane were killed, but their names have not yet been released. ABC 33/40 has also learned that the plane was stolen, and being taken on a "joy ride". At least 1 of the people on board had recently been taking flying lessons.

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