by Leslie Acosta
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WEAR) — The U.S. Coast Guard confirms Wednesday morning that two people were killed in Tuesday night’s plane crash in Baldwin County.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says a small plane crashed near Robertsdale.
The sheriff’s office tweeted Tuesday night saying fire department units were able to make their way to the crash site in the heavily wooded area using ATVs.
They add the Baldwin County Coroner’s Office and National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation.
A plane flying out of Gulf Shores has crashed, according to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
The plane’s tail number is reported to be N3156W. According to Flight Aware flight tracking, the aircraft left Jack Edwards Airport around 6:45 p.m and was reported last seen at approximately at 7:01 p.m.
The aircraft is listed as a five-seat Beechcraft Bonanza owned by QT Flyers LLC based in Florence, Alabama.
Multiple agencies are involved in this search including Styx River, Loxley and Stapleton Fire departments and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Coast Guard, air traffic control heard a distress call. At 7:30 p.m., a U.S Coast Guard helicopter was sent to the area to check it out when they spotted the plane on fire near Stapleton.
First responders continue to work to get closer to the crash site , but they say the plane is in a heavily wooded area miles away.
Officials add injuries are unknown at this time.