At Least Two Dead in Alabama Plane Crash

SEALE, Ala. (AP) - Officials say at least two people were killed in a small plane crash in east Alabama.

The Russell County Sheriff's department told WTVM-TV, that a plane that dropped off radar yesterday afternoon was found off Highway 431 near Phenix City.

The plane is a single engine 2006 RV-10 kit plane registered to RVN 210 HM-10 Incorporated in Hermitage, Tennessee.

Montgomery's WSFA TV reported that the plane was flying from Lebanon, Tennessee, to Colorado. The Civil Air Patrol was called around 2 p.m. after the plane reportedly tried to divert to Columbus, Georgia, and then tried to divert to Auburn-Opelika.

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Its last known radar point was near Seale in Russell County when radar and radio contact dropped off around 12:30 p.m.

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