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Trussville PD searches for small aircraft that may have crash landed

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department is searching for a small aircraft that may have crash landed near Goodner Mountain Road.

Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley said the department received a call from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport at about 10:30 p.m. Friday that a small aircraft that had a Mississippi couple on board had to circle before landing due to weather. The aircraft then went off the radar, Sivley said.

Sivley said Trussville police officers and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies have been and are searching the Goodner Mountain Road area and the Emerald Lakes area for the aircraft. It has not been found yet.

Sivley said the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office helicopter is en route to assist. The Goodner Mountain Road area, which includes Trussville and Clay, encompasses several square miles.

“It’s a very wide area,” Sivley said.

The Federal Aviation Administration provided this statement to The Trussville Tribune:

“The Federal Aviation Administration has alerted authorities about a Cessna 210 aircraft that apparently is missing about 13 miles northeast of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl. Airport. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight at about 10:20 pm CST yesterday as it was on approach to the airport. The flight departed from Jackson-Evers Intl. Airport in Jackson, MS.We do not have the number of persons on board yet. The FAA will release the aircraft registration after the aircraft is found and local authorities identify and release the condition of persons on board.

The FAA provides information about the flight to local authorities, the Civil Air Patrol and other agencies to help them search for the missing aircraft.

We will update this statement when new information is available.”

UPDATE at 1 p.m.: Officials have found a debris field just off Goodner Mountain Road. More updates as they’re available.

In November, a plane made an emergency crash landing in Trussville.

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