Posted: 9:44 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014

Search to resume for small plane that crashed during flight from Concord to Florida

BRUNSWICK, GA —

Search crews will return to a Georgia marsh Tuesday morning to search for two people who were on a plane that took off from Concord Regional Airport.

The plane, a Piper PA-44, crashed near Brunswick, Georgia around 5:30 p.m. Monday on its way to Jacksonville, Florida.

The Coast Guard searched for several hours by helicopter but had to stop when conditions became too windy. Other search crews used boats to try to find the victims.

“I was inside my house with my wife and we ended up hearing an explosion. And I jumped up and said, ‘Did that sound like a plane?’” said a man who lived nearby and actually helped crews get to the crash scene.

Officials have not released the names of the people who were on board the flight.

The director of Concord's airport told Channel 9 that the plane only stopped in Concord briefly Monday to refuel.

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