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Crash victims, plane wreckage found in Glynn County


The bodies of two people who were killed in a Piper Seminole PA-44 that went down Monday night four miles from Brunswick were found on Wednesday afternoon.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the plane and the bodies of the two people on board were recovered.

They said the plane was discovered by a sonar device in the area of Wally's Leg. Crews were able to identify the aircraft as the missing PA-44-180 Piper that took off from Charlotte.

The NTSB held a news conference at 3:30 p.m. and gave more details of the crash and recovery. They said the people on board were from the ATP Flight School. Their identities have not yet been released.

The bodies will be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Lab in Savannah to be identified.

The plane will be examined by the DNR, then be sent to Atlanta for further investigation.

NTSB crews are expected to look at the damage on Thursday.  

Crews had been searching for the plane since the crash Monday, focusing on a marshy area east of Brunswick where the plane dropped off the radar and was seen falling from the sky.

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