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UPDATE: Victims Identified in Glynn Co. Plane Crash

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Georgia State Patrol believes the small aircraft that crashed was a Piper model plane similar to the one pictured here. Georgia State Patrol believes the small aircraft that crashed was a Piper model plane similar to the one pictured here.
GLYNN COUNTY, G.A. -

UPDATE:

The Glynn County Police Department has released the names of the two people killed when their plane went down near Wally Leg Creek on Monday.

28-year-old Andrew Santiago Lopez and 31-year-old Adam Christopher Griffis were found along with the majority of the wreckage on Wednesday, two days after their plane went down.

Glynn Co. says an autopsy was performed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Savannah, their cause of death was determined as trauma from the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

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UPDATE:

(CNN)- Investigators have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Monday evening and the bodies of the two people who were on board, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to update the investigation.

The plane was found in a creek about 12 feet deep. The area is a marshy, wetlands area in Wallys Leg, near Grants Creek. It's only accessible by air and boat, investigators said.

Divers found an object Tuesday by sonar and confirmed Wednesday afternoon it was the plane.

Several other pieces of the plane were found, including parts of a battery and interior and exterior parts of the plane.

The plane was heading from Concord, N.C., to Jacksonville.

NTSB investigators believe they know who was on the plane and believe the two people were from the ATP Flight School.

The school has not responded for comment.

The plane will now be taken to a secure location in Atlanta, where authorities can continue their investigation.

Then the NTSB will release a report about what happened, and the identity of those on the plane will be released.

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UPDATE:

The search continues Wednesday morning for survivors after a reported plane crash in Glynn County.

Coast Guard officials say the aircraft went down on Monday night on MacKay River, near the Marshes of McKay subdivision in Brunswick, just off Highway 17.

The NBC affiliate out of Jacksonville, WTLV, says the FAA confirms that two people were on board at the time of the crash, neither have been located.

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The search for survivors after a reported plane crash in Glynn County has resumed Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard officials say the aircraft went down on Monday night on MacKay River, near the Marshes of McKay subdivision in Brunswick, just off Highway 17.

The NBC affiliate out of Jacksonville, WTLV, says the FAA confirms that two people were on board at the time of the crash, neither have been located.

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The search for survivors after a reported plane crash in Glynn County is expected to resume Tuesday morning, according to County Emergency Management officials.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders were notified at 7:10 p.m. Monday night of FAA reports of lost radar contact with a twin-engine plane carrying two people. Neighbors also reported hearing crash-like noises near Grant Creek.

The aircraft went down on MacKay River, said Coast Guard officials. That's near the Marshes of MacKay Subdivision which is located in Brunswick, just off of Highway 17.

The aircraft is believed to be a piper model, said Georgia State Patrol.  The Coast Guard and the Glynn County Sheriff's Department is assisting the Georgia Department of Natural resources with the search. 

So far, crews have only recovered the tail of the plane and one of the wings, said GSP Sergeant Chad Gray. However, there still is no sign of the pilot or the passenger reportedly aboard the plane.

 

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