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Two people dead after Cessna 210 plane crash near Birmingham

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Area of Goodner Mountain where a search is on going for a missing plane. Area of Goodner Mountain where a search is on going for a missing plane.
Jefferson County, AL -

Two people are dead after a small plane crash, Friday night, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The Cessna 210 went missing, Friday evening, after losing communication with air-traffic controllers at the Birmingham airport.

Identification of the two victims were not released.

ABC 33/40's Cory McGinnis will be live at the scene tonight at 6:00 p.m.

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Crews say they have found the plane that went missing, Friday night.

The Cessna 210 that lost communication with air-traffic controllers from Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport was located around 1:30 p.m., Saturday.

Stay with www.abc3340.com for the latest details.

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The Trussville Police Department, with assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching in the Goodner Mountain area of Jefferson County for a plane that lost contact with the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport tower Friday night at approximately 10:20.  The plane is believed to be a Cessna 210 aircraft.

In a statement released by the FAA:

"The Federal Aviation Administration has alerted authorities about a Cessna 210 aircraft that apparently is missing about 13 miles northeast of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl. Airport.  Air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight at about 10:20 pm CST yesterday as it was on approach to the airport. The flight departed from Jackson-Evers Intl. Airport in Jackson, MS.

We do not have the number of persons on board yet. The FAA will release the aircraft registration after the aircraft is found and local authorities identify and release the condition of persons on board.

The FAA provides information about the flight to local authorities, the Civil Air Patrol and other agencies to help them search for the missing aircraft."

The Trussville Police Department asked the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for the use of its helicopter to provide assistance from the air while TPD conducts a ground search.

Stay with ABC 33/40 for updates of new information as we continue to follow this story.

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